Saving Gracie by Jill Teitelman

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"Why didn't I ask where the Women's Lib train was going before I jumped on?" wonders East Village poet Ruth Kooperman in this literary, humorous novel. Almost forty, tired of all her freedom (including European forays and ganja retreats in Jamaica), Ruth's ready for a realer life.

Miraculously, a difficult but interesting man shows up just in time. He and pregnant Ruth leave her beloved neighborhood for provincial, friendless Boston where she raises their son Joey with only a little help from his estranged dad. Hardship changes Ruth into a still-lovable but much wiser woman whose observations keep us laughing, yet touch our deepest feelings.
Here's an Everywoman's journey, from last-minute motherhood to the first demonic strike of middle-age mortality which steals our dearest friends. The believable characters remind us how friendship and dark, female humor help us navigate our lives. Laugh, cry, laugh again.

About Jill Teitelman

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Published November 26, 2012 by FREESTYLE PRESS. 322 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ruthie is approaching her 40s, and she pines for the right guy and a relationship that will stay spicy and cozy.

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