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Goodbye to All That
     

Goodbye to All That

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by Judith Arnold
 

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Redefining who we are in our family takes courage and an indestructible sense of humor.

Being the middle child is never easy, but thirty-six-year-old Jill Bendel is about to find out just how hard that job is when her mother throws away her sensible pumps, packs up her collection of classical music and runs away from home.

Longtime wife and mother Ruth Bendel

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Redefining who we are in our family takes courage and an indestructible sense of humor.

Being the middle child is never easy, but thirty-six-year-old Jill Bendel is about to find out just how hard that job is when her mother throws away her sensible pumps, packs up her collection of classical music and runs away from home.

Longtime wife and mother Ruth Bendel loves her family but hates her life. Husband Richard doesn't even know how the steam iron works, let alone how a woman works. When Ruth's last nerve snaps, she finally does what she's wanted to do so many times before-she gets an apartment, a job, a new life and new friends.

How will her pampered family survive ?

Who will take care of her son Doug's daughters when he flies off for a romantic week with his wife? How can youngest daughter Melissa contemplate getting pregnant now that she's the child of a broken home? How is Jill going to juggle the demands of her own marriage, her kids, her siblings and her career while simultaneously trying to get her parents to reconcile? Why is it that when things fall apart, everyone expects Jill to put them back together?

Maybe she ought to run away from home, too.

Judith Arnold is a bestselling and award winning author with more than ten million copies of her novels in print.

Before turning to fiction writing, she was a working playwright with plays staged in California, Connecticut, Washington, D.C. and off-Broadway in New York City, as well as in Calgary, Canada.

A native New Yorker, Judith lives in a small town near Boston.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611940930
Publisher:
BelleBooks
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Goodbye To All That 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mom runs away from home! But she's not the only one who finds out herself, life, and family -- her whole family does, too. Terrific read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg... I'm gonna miss you Sweetie... we knew each other since Sta... maybe we can talk on Wattpad or something. I will find you on there! XD Anyways, farewell. Me, Liberty, and Flutters will miss you a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We'll all miss you, Sweet Death. But you leave us your stories, and we will never forget you. I don't think I ever got to become best friends with you, but while you're still here, I'll try. I don't think I've ever told you, but I look up to you, and your great writing skills. I hope you continue writing great fanfictions and stories for the world to read. I'll miss you, Epicness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks. I will remeber ya.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Longfur, I remember him. So long ago. I wondered where you had been. I hope you get to stick around awhile more. I missed ya at AshClan. ~Myntlight