Book Reviews of Close Relations

Close Relations
Close Relations
Author: Susan Isaacs
ISBN-13: 9780061099472
ISBN-10: 0061099473
Publication Date: 2/1/1992
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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Witty novel about a nice Jewish girl looking for love in New York City's political scene.
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Good Book, story drags a little at the first- but really fun characters.
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She's an attractive, sophisticated whiz-kid speechwriter in Manhatten with a Jewish Family trying to get her married. Very good.
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Usually I totally enjoy Susan Isaacs, but I had a hard time getting into this one. I think the reason for that was, it was about politics. It finally grabbed me around the 100 page mark. In the end, I did come to like it. I just love her Jewish mothers!
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Marcia is a 35-year-old, divorced speech writer, who says she is happy. Her family wants her married, preferably to a doctor.
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It was a situation from which half-hour television comedies are made. MARCIA--in tonight's episode, Marcia Green's warm and winning and wise and wonderful Jewish family reminds her that she is thirty-five, divorced, and childless.
That's Marcia on her close relations. True, she's one of the best speechwriters around in the tough world of New York's smoke-filled rooms, but her family wants something else for her. No, not that Irish person she's living with. Another doctor, or at least a dentist.

But Marcia claims she's happy, getting plenty of the two things that exhilarate her most: sex and politics. She's not looking for commitment, and certainly not looking for a wealthy, Harvard-educated man-about-town who is every mother's dream. Yet as wise mothers everywhere are fond of saying: you never know.

About the Author
Susan Isaacs is the author of eight novels including Red, White & Blue, Lily White, After All These Years, Compromising Positions, and Shining Through and one non-fiction title Brave Dames And Wimpettes: What Women Are Really Doing on Page and Screen. She lives on Long Island with her husband.