Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakthrough

Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakthrough

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again.

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession, her elderly mother Ivy as well. Her daughter can't seem to exist without texting, and her mother brags about "goggling,"-while Joanie, back in the workforce, is still trying to figure out her office computer. And how to fend off the advances of her coworker Bruce.

Joanie, Caroline, and Ivy are stuck under the same roof, and it isn't easy. But sometimes they surprise each other-and themselves. And through their differences they learn that it is possible to undo the mistakes of the past.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780425238561
Branch Call Number: PENN
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 21 cm


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Jul 27, 2012

A novel about three generations of women living in one space--recently divorced Joannie, living with her teenage daughter Caroline and her mother Ivy. The author moves between the characters exploring the struggles they each face as they learn to live together and to deal with Joannie's ex-husbands planned marriage and impending fatherhood. Very enjoyable, good book.

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