Fate can be benevolent.
Or incredibly cruel.
That's what Nick and Jane will learn...
Just take their relationship. Nick is stunningly handsome, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood New York family. Rich, talented, confident, he will become the world's most famous movie star. Jane is delightfully funny, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. Smart, gifted, loving, she will become famous in her own right as well...
From the time they first meet in their Social and Intellectual History of the U.S. course at Brown University, it's love at first sight. Coming together from two very different worlds, they will cast off adversity and disapproval to forge a life filled with work, love, and children.
But fame and success come at a high pricetheir marriage. Just when it seems the promise of their love might be renewed, an accident leaves Jane hovering between life and death. Now, it's not only their union that might not survive, but Jane too...Almost Paradise is vintage Susan Isaacs, a witty, poignant, and engrossing tale of a man, a woman, and a passion wondrous, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.
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After two modestly entertaining novels with flickers of contemporary seriousness (Compromising Positions, Close Relations), Isaacs goes all out for soap, sex, and sentiment in this three-generation saga of happy/unhappy marriages: a Danielle-Steel-style wallow except for the X-rated antics and a ...Feb 14 1983 | Read Full Review of Almost Paradise
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