The Middle Ages: A Novel

The Middle Ages: A Novel

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by Jennie Fields
     
 

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When you least expect it, life can turn you around. Take forty-something Jane Larson. Although she views her situation with wry humor, her life feels frozen. An architect, she's had the same job for eighteen years, designing chain banks, grocery stores, and dry cleaners instead of the beautiful houses she craves to create. Living in Brooklyn with her difficult

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When you least expect it, life can turn you around. Take forty-something Jane Larson. Although she views her situation with wry humor, her life feels frozen. An architect, she's had the same job for eighteen years, designing chain banks, grocery stores, and dry cleaners instead of the beautiful houses she craves to create. Living in Brooklyn with her difficult teenage daughters, she's lost all hope for the possibility of love or excitement.

Then she's let go from her firm and is suddenly free to pursue her career dreams. And when she contacts her old college flame, an exhilarating long-distance correspondence with him reawakens that part of her she's long ignored. Does Jane have the courage to gamble with her heart? Can happily-ever-after be a reality for people who've done it all before?

With warmth and humor Fields explores the territory of middle age, proving that it's never too late to reinvent your life, or to take the risks that bring us the pleasures we all deserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061871689
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
347,587
File size:
334 KB

Meet the Author

Jennie Fields is the author of Lily Beach and The Middle Ages. She received a master's degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is a senior vice president of a New York advertising agency, and she lives with her daughter in Brooklyn, New York.

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Middle Ages 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's a good and easy read, and I looked forward to what would happen next as I got more pulled into the book. The part that touched me, and at the same time annoyed me, is that the main character, Jane, was so vulnerable. Her low sense of self was validated by a terrible marriage and divorce, and subsequently stopped her life dead in its tracks until she was forced to make a change with the unexpected loss of her job. I found myself losing patience with her at times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book one day while I was bored at work. It was hard to keep interested but once I got to the end I finally couldn't put the book down.
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