Claudia Silver to the Rescue by Kathy Ebel

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Kathy Ebel’s debut novel Claudia Silver to the Rescue is a brash, witty, period piece full of New York characters, venues, attitude, and profanity...Yes, this is chick-lit, but chick-lit with insightful observations about families, life, love, work, gender, class, race, and the psychology of the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.
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In this gutsy debut novel, flawed but unsinkable Claudia Silver cuts a wide comic swath through 1990s New York City in her misguided attempts to find love and happiness.

Estranged from her bohemian Brooklyn family and fired for an impropriety at work, Claudia Silver is officially in over her head. When her younger sister lands on her doorstep urgently in need of help, twenty-something Claudia desperately wants to offer the rescue that she herself has longed for. But Claudia missteps dramatically, straight into a disastrous love affair that disrupts three very different New York households. Ultimately, she discovers the resilient nature of love where she least expects it—among her own family.

Claudia Silver to the Rescue is the firece yet tender chronicle of the many humiliations and occasional triumphs of a young woman determined to wrest her identity from the spectacular wreckage of her mistake. Uncomfortably hilarious, quintessentially human, Claudia is an unforgettable heroine who shoots for the stars and hits the ceiling.
 

About Kathy Ebel

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Kathy Ebel is a widely published essayist and poet and her screenwriting credits include Cold Case and Law & Order: SVU. A first-generation American and native New Yorker, Kathy studied literature and creative writing at Barnard College. She chronicles her quest for restored German citizenship in her blog: Fatherland: There's No Place Like Home, or, How and Why a Nice Jewish Girl Asked Germany to Take Her Back. Claudia Silver to the Rescue is her first novel. She lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published June 18, 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 259 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by David Cooper on Jun 30 2013

Kathy Ebel’s debut novel Claudia Silver to the Rescue is a brash, witty, period piece full of New York characters, venues, attitude, and profanity...Yes, this is chick-lit, but chick-lit with insightful observations about families, life, love, work, gender, class, race, and the psychology of the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

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on Feb 18 2013

Family may be unstable and downright unbalanced, but in this witty, assured, surprising novel, family still has to accept you—mistakes and all.

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