Book Reviews of Together Alone

Together Alone
Together Alone
Author: Barbara Delinsky
ISBN-13: 9780061092817
ISBN-10: 0061092819
Publication Date: 2/1/1996
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 103 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This book all about how three women redefine themselves as women after their three daughter leave home for college.
Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband. She is getting to know her tenant in the apartment over the garage. Then she finds out what her husband is doing with his time...!
Kay loves teaching. He husband is making demands on her time. She isn't use to having to spend alot of time with him. It happens that things change.
Celeste is searching for the "perfect man".......is there such a person?
As the most precious parts they've hidden for years suddenly demand to be heard, these three women need to learn to love themselves.
A beautiful tapestry of life love and acceptance.
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Such a romantic, involving story. Women, in the middle of their lives, begin to discover who they really are and where they want to go. Starting at much the same place, the story fascinates as they each take such different paths. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
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While I always hate the thought of a marriage dissolving, Delinsky handles that situation very well in this book. You can't help but sympathize with Julia. She made one major mistake and it resulted in the loss of her son, whom she loved dearly. It also cost her the marriage, though she struggled for years to keep it together. When she meets a needy widower you want to shout "Go for it!" - but all through the book you wonder, "What did happen to her little boy?" Delinsky keeps you in suspense to the very end. I can't say more without giving away the plot - - but this is definitely a book you don't want to miss reading!
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I really, really enjoyed this book. Timeless storylines...
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very good book about empty nests
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As always Delinsky writes another great story.
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Three best friends experience loss and find out about themselves. Moving, romantic and real.
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I enjoyed the book. Nice mix of mystery, romance and friendship. Plot has just enough tension and twists to keep your interest.
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With their daughters off to college, the time has come for forever best friends Emily, Kay, and Celeste to redefine themselves as women. Once half of a perfect marriage -- still suffering from a terrible loss -- Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband, Doug, anymore, and is drawn instead to what is offered by a new neighbor. A dedicated teacher who loves her job, Kay is confused and troubled by husband John's unfamiliar demands. And Celeste, long-divorced and ecstatic with freedom, sees her electric new life dimmed when her child is endangered.

The precious secrets, desires, and needs they've hidden for years can be denied no longer. But first, three women must learn the hardest lesson of all: how to love themselves.
The characters are real and believable. Through the story, I felt their pain, joy, sorrow, and passion. The plot has depth and it will be one you don't want to put down!
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Great Read!!
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Another great Delinsky novel! In this one, three friends search for life, love, and acceptance!
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With their daughters off to college, the time has come for forever best friends Emily, Kay, and Celeste to redefine themselves as women. Once half of a perfect marriage -- still suffering from a terrible loss -- Emily hardly knows her workaholic husband, Doug, anymore, and is drawn instead to what is offered by a new neighbor. A dedicated teacher who loves her job, Kay is confused and troubled by husband John's unfamiliar demands. And Celeste, long-divorced and ecstatic with freedom, sees her electric new life dimmed when her child is endangered.
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Romance. Story of three women who have been best friends. Their daughters are close as well. What the women need to learn is to love themselves.
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Emily, Kay, and Celeste have been best friends forever. Their daughters are close, too, but all the girls are off to college now, and the mothers must redefine themselves as women.

Barbara Delinsky writes books that grab your interest and keep the pages turning. This book is another one of those great books.
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Emily, Kay and Celeste have been best friends forevr. Their daughters are close, too, but all the girls are off to college now, and the mothers must redefine themselves as women. Emily, once half of the perfect marriage, hardly knos her workaholic husband Doug anymore. What she wants so badly from him is being offered by her new neighbor, a widower with heart, soul and grit. Kay, a dedicated teacher, still loves her job, but her husband John is making unfamiliar demands on her, demands that confuse her, and make her wonder about their future together. Celeste, long-divorced, is ecstatic with freedom. She searches for the perfect man, but when her daughter is endangered, her electric new life looks terribly dim.

If you are a Barbara Delinsky fan - this book is a MUST.
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Thought this was an interesting book which shows how different people respond to their children leaving home. This is about three women who are really good friends and who have three daughters who are also really good friends and the daughters leave home for college and the mom's have to learn how to deal with them leaving home. One mom is really ecentric and goes and gets a new nose job and a new look, one who is married falls in love with the man that is renting the apartment above their garage as her husband is always gone on business trips (his way of saying that he has another family) and the third has to learn how to make her marrage work.
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A quick read. I really enjoyed learning about the three women's lives.
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Great story. Loved it!!
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Emily,Kay and Celeste have been best friends forever. Their daughters are close too,but all the girls are off to college now,and the mothers must redeline themselves as women. Emily once half of the perfect marriage ,hardly knows her workaholic husband Doug anymor. What she wants so badly from him is being offered by her new neighbor,a widower with heart,soul,and grit. Kay,a dedicated teacher,still loves her job,but her husband John is making unfamiliar demands on her,demands that confuse her and make her wonder about their furture together. Celeste,long-divorced,is ecstatic with freedon. She searches for the perfect man,but when her daughter is endangered,her electric new life looks terrribly dim.
As the most precious parts they've hidden for years suddenly demand to be heard,these three women must learn to love themselves.
A beautiful tapestry of life,love,and acceptance. A story that rings true in many womens lives.
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From Publishers Weekly: "The author of For My Daughters sallies into Judith Krantz and Iris Rainer Dart territory with this somewhat familiar tale of angst among girlfriends. With their daughters off to college, Emily, Kay and Celeste find themselves emotionally adrift in their small Massachusetts town. Emily retreats to baking and redecorating to hide the pain of husband Doug's infrequent (and sexually chilly) visits home, while eighth-grade teacher Kay uses her work as a shield against her police chief husband's attempts to recapture their former intimacy. And divorcee Celeste celebrates her daughter's departure with a nose job and a personal ad she hopes will bring her "wine and roses and music and poetry. And sex." When recently widowed NYPD detective Brian Stasek arrives to join the local police force, Emily becomes drawn to him-and increasingly suspicious about Doug's absences. Celeste, meanwhile, finds an architect who may be too good to be true and Kay, certain that her body has lost its allure, continues to rebuff her baffled husband..." Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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The last paragraph from the back of this book truly sums it up better than I could ...

"A beautiful tapestry of life, love, and acceptance, Barbara Delinsky expertly interweaves these three stories in a glorious work that is at once moving, romantic and real."
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Three best friends experience changesin their lives ("refedine themselves as women") as each of their daughters leaves home to attend college. A mid-life "coming of age" novel. Puts one in mind of Daniel Steele (not so much heavy breathing) and Nora Roberts. I liked it better than "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood".
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters and story lines were complex, well-developed, engaging and believable. This was a great story of female friendship, where three women have met weekly over the years and share each others' triumphs and heartaches. The novel begins showing these women at a turning point in their lives--daughters going off to college. I love that each of the women is in a different situation regarding marital status. The main character goes through a realization that her marriage--and her life--is unfulfilling. As a stay-at-home mom myself, I love that this character was a stay-at-home mom and never regretted her choice. The second character is a woman with a marriage where she and her husband have grown apart. The third character is a divorcee who is ready to focus on herself and on starting a romantic relationship after dedicating her life to raising a daughter alone. The male character--a widower with a small child--is endearing and really captures some of the challenges of being a parent of a walking--but not yet talking--child. Each of the characters is well-thought-out and the story lines have a bit of mystery and intrique thrown in. The conclusions of a few of the intertwined stories are heart-wrenching, but each character is shown learning and growing from their experiences. A must-read for fans of Barbara Delinsky.