Lost in Jersey City by Paula Sharp
A Novel

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Moving from Baton Rouge to Jersey City, innocent but determined Ida Terhune leaves her stale second marriage, takes her children, and starts a new life, embarking on a series of unexpected personal transformations. By the author of The Imposter.

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Sharp has received an NEA fellowship and the Quality Paperback Book Club New Voice Award.
Published January 1, 1993 by Harpercollins. 358 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After an adventurous trip that includes losing her trailer in a hurricane and putting up at the Playboy Hotel in Atlanta, Ida and her precocious children, nine-year-old Skeet and his younger sister Sherry, move in with her brassy best friend in a Jersey apartment building managed by a slum lord.

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"Lost in Jersey City" is really two books, the first showing Ida and her children adapting to a new environment and the second describing the car accident and trial that changed Ida's life.

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