The Sweetheart Is In by S. L. Wisenberg

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A collection of short stories detailing both the power and the fragility of human relationships.

About S. L. Wisenberg

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S.L. Wisenberg is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her award-winning stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the North American Review, Tikkun, and numerous anthologies, including The 1997 Pushcart Prize XXI. She is a freelance writer and leads writing workshops in Chicago.
Published May 6, 2001 by Triquarterly. 139 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The pieces swirl through the lives of mother and father, Ruth and Ruben, and daughters Ellen and Cecilia (called Ceci), with particular attention to Ruth and Ceci.

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Ceci Rubin, the protagonist of a series of linked tales, is a typical heroine: daughter of a soldier who liberated Mauthausen, she grows up in Texas, then moves to Chicago, where she falls in love with a religious Jewish woman, who is oblivious to Ceci's feelings.

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