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Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan
Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan
Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Paula Marantz Cohen's triumphant first novel, Jane Austen in Boca, was an inspired blend of classic English literature and modern American manners. Her new novel heads north to the seemingly quiet suburban town of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for a comedy that even Shakespeare couldn't have imagined. — Carla Goodman is worried. Her husband, a ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312324988
ISBN-10: 0312324987
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Pages: 288
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3.4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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What a fun read! An intriguing premise, some tidbits about Shakespeare, informative reading (at least for a shiksa) about bar & bat mitzvah customs. And hen lit on top. Love it! Will definitely read more of her work!
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Really cute story, an easy read
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Another fun romp through classic lit in modern times from Marantz Cohen. This time, the title character, Jessie Kaplan, is a grandmother living with her daughter and son-in-law and their children, in suburban New Jersey. However, she believes herself to be the reincarnation of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady". Is she meshuggah, or was she once the Bard's great love? A trip to Venice in search of lost sonnets, a reunion with a lost love, a psychiatrist who writes popular self-help books, and the planning of granddaughter Samantha's bat mitzvah, all feature in this enjoyable story.


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