Rhodesia watched them from the rumpled bed as they dressed, her slitted eyes golden and knowing. When Elizabeth bent to stroke the cat's belly, the beast stretched and yawned extravagantly.
Brian smiled. "I think she likes you," he said. "She trusts you already."
To that, Elizabeth had no answer.
Indiana University, 1968. Temporarily separated from her liberal-minded fiance, Elizabeth Nye begins an affair, only to find herself caught in a tangle of love, lies, and belated remorse.
Social change, sibling rivalry, and infidelity take center stage as the novel explores multiple varieties and two generations of deception and self-deception.
"A brilliant first novel, thoroughly evolved and gorgeously executed." - Alan Rodgers, author
"Gripping and powerful." - Community News, Denver
This is a revised version of the book published in 2000.
Cover photograph copyright 2009 by Leonore H. Dvorkin
Leonore H. Dvorkin lives in Denver, Colorado, where she works as a language tutor, translator, editor, and weight training instructor. She is also the author of Another Chance at Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey (Norilana Books, 2009).
She invites you to visit her Web site: http://www.dvorkin.com
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About the Author
Leonore works as a tutor of Spanish and German, a German to English translator, a proofreader and editor, and a weight training instructor. In 1977, she won the YWCA Sportswomen of Colorado award in the category of Health and Physical Fitness. Her publishing credits include numerous articles on fitness and nutrition, the literary novel Apart from You, and the autobiographical book Another Chance at Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Journey.
She took the photographs used for the covers of both of her books.
She and her husband invite you to visit their joint Web site: http://www.dvorkin.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found Apart From You an intriguing story that touched on many of my most cherished values, especially concerning relationships, love, and commitment. Because of a major decision by one of the main characters to justify a sexual relationship with a college friend while trying to also maintain a future relationship with her liberal fiance, the result is tremendous pain and suffering for everyone involved. This is especially true for the friend who eventually has to deal with the fact that he was very much misled. Leonore does an excellent job in making these complicated situations seeem real. Surprisingly, the story ends with tremendous hope and personal growth amid all the negativity. I put the book down feeling that life really is good. Congratulations, Leonore, on an excellent first novel.
A great deal happens in Apart From You, but it happens within the characters. The action consists of their growth and change as they deal with emotional and moral dilemmas. This is a subtle, finely crafted novel that will appeal to intelligent readers.
Years ago, a book like this probably would not have gotten published. But with the development of e-books and print-on-demand publishing, it's much easier to get your book in print. Anyone can probably be an author now. This book has no theme, and no character development, to speak of, and it certainly doesn't have a plot. My advice to the author is: "Don't quit your day job."
APART FROM YOU by Leonore Dvorkin is indeed a page turner. The author has created characters that grip the reader from start to finish. Although set in the 1960's, the reader will feel as though it is 2001. Leonore Dvorkin handles difficult subject matters such as loving two people at the same time, family estrangement, fidelity, and loyalty with the skill of a master novelist. I'm sure we'll see more of Leonore Dvorkin's work. Don't miss reading this one!