You Gotta Have Balls by Lily Brett
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"Men have more straightforward relationships. They don't hang up phones in a huff. They don't feud and not speak for months over insignificant issues. Men don't weep at something another man says. Or hate them for years because of it " Ruth Rothwax likes women, but she wants them to like each other more. She's thinking of starting a group for smart women who'll care about each other and gain more power for themselves and others. And Ruth practises what she preaches: every day she supports her close female friends. If only all women were like her. Then her father's sixty-seven-year-old busty blonde girlfriend enters the scene, with a suitcase full of plans. As Ruth's carefully calibrated life is turned upside down, all her sisterly solidarity and her ideals fly out the window

About Lily Brett

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Originally from Australia, Lily Brett is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of four previous novels, three collections of essays, and seven collections of poetry. She is married to the Australian painter David Rankin. They have three children and live in New York City.
Published January 1, 2005 by Pan Macmillan. 275 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ruth’s agitation hits stratospheric heights, though, when Zofia and Walentyna, a pair of widows whom the two had become friendly with in Poland (Zofia and Edek getting more than friendly), show up in New York to live with Edek, and get Green Cards, and in the process manage to bring out all of Ru...

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Ruth's husband, Garth, is currently away painting for six months, leaving her time to develop a women's support group, kick off a line of innovative greeting cards and hatch schemes to keep her irrepressible octogenarian father, Edek, out of trouble.

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To Ruth's horror, pushy Zofia scores a green card and arrives in NYC to rekindle her torrid romance with Edek (''When I wrap my legs around him, I feel very happy'') and open a restaurant serving her specialty: meatballs.

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