Love, Etc.: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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In the wake of a difficult divorce, a woman seeks solace by transforming her life—and her heartbreak—into fiction
Jessica is divorced, but on the verge of a great romance. Isabel—the lead character in the novel that Jessica is writing—is married, but on the verge of a terrible divorce. While grappling with heartache, the two women, author and creation, plunge into the unpredictable currents of love, hate, despair, and recovery. Told through diary entries, letters, and Jessica’s ...
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Overview

In the wake of a difficult divorce, a woman seeks solace by transforming her life—and her heartbreak—into fiction
Jessica is divorced, but on the verge of a great romance. Isabel—the lead character in the novel that Jessica is writing—is married, but on the verge of a terrible divorce. While grappling with heartache, the two women, author and creation, plunge into the unpredictable currents of love, hate, despair, and recovery. Told through diary entries, letters, and Jessica’s notes documenting her painful progress toward coping with her past, Love, Etc. is a powerful, unforgettable, and totally human novel about the heart’s power to heal. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bel Kaufman including photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Moving . . . genuine . . . a powerful story . . . Thank goodness for Bel Kaufman.” —The Washington Post

“Fascinating . . . a gem of a novel.” —The Cleveland Press

“Honest and searching . . .” —The New York Times

“A big, messy, good-natured circling around the raw center of divorce . . . A quirky winner.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Kaufman is an excellent writer, witty and perceptive. [She]  has captured the middle-aged adolescent in this novel as she did the teenager in her first.” —Los Angeles Times

“Honest and searching. . . . A raging  torrent.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A book that grabs and holds.” —New York Post

“A virtuoso performance . . . an occasion for congratulation.” —John Barkham, book critic

“Many thanks for writing with so much honesty and emotion.” —Alfred Kazin, author and literary critic

“These pages are full of laughter, poetry, anguish, and human beings." —Marian Seldes, Tony Award–winning actress

"A cornucopia, pouring out an extraordinary abundance of wit, warmth, suspense, insight, compassion, and other valuables.” —Sheldon Harnick, lyricist for Fiddler on the Roof

“It is a book that should be meaningful to anyone who has ever been married, divorced, separated or simply scared of losing someone.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Every nuance of human emotion is detailed like the brushstrokes in a fine landscape.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer

“Moving . . . genuine . . . a powerful story . . . Thank goodness for Bel Kaufman.” —The Washington Post

“Fascinating . . . a gem of a novel.” —The Cleveland Press

“Honest and searching . . .” —The New York Times

“A big, messy, good-natured circling around the raw center of divorce . . . A quirky winner.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Kaufman is an excellent writer, witty and perceptive. [She]  has captured the middle-aged adolescent in this novel as she did the teenager in her first.” —Los Angeles Times

“Honest and searching. . . . A raging  torrent.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A book that grabs and holds.” —New York Post

“A virtuoso performance . . . an occasion for congratulation.” —John Barkham, book critic

“Many thanks for writing with so much honesty and emotion.” —Alfred Kazin, author and literary critic

“These pages are full of laughter, poetry, anguish, and human beings." —Marian Seldes, Tony Award–winning actress

"A cornucopia, pouring out an extraordinary abundance of wit, warmth, suspense, insight, compassion, and other valuables.” —Sheldon Harnick , lyricist for Fiddler on the Roof

“It is a book that should be meaningful to anyone who has ever been married, divorced, separated or simply scared of losing someone.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Every nuance of human emotion is detailed like the brushstrokes in a fine landscape.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453256053
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 632,870
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Bel Kaufman (b. 1911) is a bestselling writer, dedicated teacher, and lecturer best known for her novel Up the Down Staircase (1965), a classic portrayal of life in the New York public school system. Kaufman was born in Berlin, the daughter of Russian parents and granddaughter of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem. Her family moved to Odessa when she was three, and Russian is her native language. The family also lived in Moscow before immigrating to New York City when Kaufman was twelve. There, she graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College and with high honors from Columbia University. Kaufman then worked as a high school teacher in the city for three decades. The success of Up the Down Staircase launched her second career as a sought-after speaker for events around the country. Kaufman is also the author of Love, Etc. (1979), a powerful, haunting, and poignant novel rendering life as fiction. Kaufman continues to live and work in New York. 
Bel Kaufman (b. 1911) is a bestselling writer, dedicated teacher, and lecturer best known for her novel Up the Down Staircase (1965), a classic portrayal of life in the New York public school system. Kaufman was born in Berlin, the daughter of Russian parents and granddaughter of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem. Her family moved to Odessa, when she was three, and later to Moscow before finally immigrating to New York City. There, she graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College and with high honors from Columbia University. Kaufman worked as a high school teacher in the city for three decades. Her success with Up the Down Staircase launched her second career as a sought-after speaker for events around the country. Kaufman’s other works include Love, Etc. (1979), a powerful, haunting, and poignant novel rendering life as fiction. Kaufman continues to live and work in New York. 
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