The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom

by Elinor Gale

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Overview

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom is 50-something’s Bridget Jones Diary. Masterfully written in the archetype of the female antihero, this debut novel unfolds with a wicked sense of humor, even when you’re shouting, “Emily, don’t do it!” The pages of this novel are populated with unforgettable characters—Dr. Rothman, the invisible psychiatrist; Emily’s intuitive and exasperating mother in Florida; and Raspberry, the wonder dog. Highly recommended when you want to forget about the world and just laugh.

Elinor Gale has been a writer, observer of human nature, and lover of the English language since childhood. An inveterate eavesdropper, she has woven her curiosity about human behavior into her work as writing teacher, editor, and creator of humorous yet poignant fiction and poetry. Her essays, poetry, and articles have been published in print and online. Elinor moved to the Bay Area from New England 20 years ago. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and his chubby Burmese cat.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom is 50-something’s Bridget Jones Diary. Masterfully written in the archetype of the female antihero, this debut novel unfolds with a wicked sense of humor, even when you’re shouting, “Emily, don’t do it!” The pages of this novel are populated with unforgettable characters—Dr. Rothman, the invisible psychiatrist; Emily’s intuitive and exasperating mother in Florida; and Raspberry, the wonder dog. Highly recommended when you want to forget about the world and just laugh.”

—Diane Frank, Author of Yoga of the Impossible and

Blackberries in the Dream House

“Love after divorce. Divorce after love. A wry and delightfully witty navigation towards a new life from midlife. Peppered with a mother who intuits too much and a phantom psychiatrist who offers good advice when Emily is least inclined to take it, we are reminded that wisdom may not necessarily follow age and even though we may never be too old to make mistakes, we are never too old to set ourselves free.”

—Patricia Westerfield, Transformational Life Coach

Enchanted with Emily Rosenbloom

Emily hooked me from the first page. It immediately put Elinor Gale into the ranks of favorite authors—Anne Tyler, Elinor Lipman, Barbara Kingsolver, and Jonathan Tropper, who excel at engaging us in their characters’ lives and relationships. Her portrayal of personal relationships and complex entanglements sparkles with humor. The book has everything—a woman seeking love in all the wrong men, a former therapist’s imaginary voice; an evil boss; a mom who only wants to help. My nightly escape from academic writing involves immersing myself in a good novel. I’m looking forward to re-immersing myself in The Emancipation of Emily Rosenbloom.”

—Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Professor Emeritus, Boston University, Department of Psychology; President of Engaging Peace—Co-Author of The Path: Tears and Laughter through the Generations and Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421836386
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2019
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.65(d)

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