Book Reviews of Midnight Lemonade

Midnight Lemonade
Midnight Lemonade
Author: Ann Goethe
ISBN-13: 9780385312516
ISBN-10: 0385312512
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
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Katherine raised in the isolation of a Miss. River town and educated in a convent school careens into adulthood when she marries a man 12 yrs. her senior. Nothing in her sheltered past prepares her for marriage, the responsibilites of motherhood, and the slow death of her warm intelligent spirited self. She decides to leave behind all that she knows, to grasp at a passion she has never known. Nothing prepares her for the painful choice she will have to make..."about the unavoidable pains and passions of loving husbands and lovers, family and friends, but most of all, children, and the result is a remarkable...
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From Library Journal
Goethe's first novel concerns a nice, middle-class, Catholic girl and her disillusionment with the Prince Charming myth. In a fairly realistic story that is typical of postfeminist novels of the day, the heroine becomes infatuated with her college professor and gets pregnant. She drops out of boarding school and marries the professor, who lets her stay home and grow miserable while he chases new students. When they both become alcoholics and break up, she must slowly put the pieces of her life back together. This is enjoyable reading notwithstanding, and Goethe writes with style. Yet there is something naggingly familiar about the characters and situations she presents. The novel is recommended for popular fiction collections if only because, given the publisher's high expectations, it is being heavily promoted. Judgment is reserved until we see more of Goethe's work.