Crazy As Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde

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Izzy’s eccentric, complicated mother committed suicide on her forty-first birthday. Now, on the night before Izzy herself is to turn forty-one, she struggles with the realization that she will be older than her mother ever was. And to make matters worse, her widowed father, unstable sister Ellie, and precocious niece have decided to accompany her to Colorado for what promises to be an emotionally charged weekend. As Izzy is flooded with memories from her past and wonders about her future, she must face a choice that could break her family apart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elisabeth Hyde is the author of The Abortionist’s Daughter, Monoosook Valley, and Her Native Colors. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she briefly practiced law for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., before leaving to write full time. She currently lives with her family in the Colorado foothills. Her website is

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Elisabeth Hyde is the author of three previous novels, including Crazy as Chocolate. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she has since lived in Vermont, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle. In 1979 she received her law degree and practiced briefly with the U.S. Department of Justice. She has taught creative writing in the public schools as well as through Naropa University. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Colorado, where she is at work on her fifth novel.
Published August 10, 2009 by MP Publishing Limited. 276 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Cooking, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Travel. Fiction

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The remembrances are overwhelming, but Isabel’s weekend has its share of truly traumatic moments as well, as Ellie loses her young daughter briefly at a street fair, long enough for the girl to have an accident that sends them to the emergency room, and whispers to Isabel that she’s getting a div...

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The story, from Izzy's viewpoint, alternates between her present-day difficulties—keeping a wary eye on her sister, who seems to be slipping into the same madness that claimed their mother, and juggling life with her husband and her legal practice—and the past, in which the story of Ellie and Izz...

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Having already been diagnosed as clinically depressed, manic-depressive, borderline, obsessive-compulsive and phobic, a phone call from Ellie's estranged husband Wilson reveals that Ellie recently attempted to take her own life by jumping out of a penthouse level apartment window as a terrified R...

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Personally I'd have left the epilogue out and might even go so far as to recommend that the epilogue isn't read if you don't want to destroy some of the wonderfully involving story that you have just read.

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