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A Woman's Place
A Woman's Place
Author: Barbara Delinsky
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ISBN-13: 9780060099305
ISBN-10: 0060099305
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Edition: Abridged
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3.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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A Woman's Place is a very realistic story of divorce from a working woman's view. Claire is blind sided by a court order for her to vacate her home and her two children when she returns from her dying mother's bedside. She is torn by her role as mother, wife, daughter, sister and highly successful business woman. Each role is important but none of them as important to her as mother which her husband and the courts have ripped from her. Her fight to regain custody of her children is blocked on many fronts by untruths and an egosentric judge with a bias against working mothers. I enjoyed the book and found it a good view of the process and heartbreak of divorce.
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"A seamless story that has lessons for women everywhere who are trying to do it all and do it well."--Richmond Times Dispatch

"The reversal of traditional gender roles and the power of the civil court to ravage a family are at the heart of the novel...The first person narrative effectively draws the reader through Clair's rude awakening as she realizes just how much the system and its manipulators can legally take away from someone who's done nothing wrong."--Mineapolis Star Tribune
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I finished this book in about 3 days. Being a woman and a small business owner myself, I strongly identified with the story line. A great book!
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As a rule, I love Barbara Delinsky's books, but I found this one overlong and boring. It felt dated to me and was not surprised when I found out that it is a reprint of a '96 book. Three quarters into the book, I gave up and skipped to end. For die hard fans only.
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I really did enjoy this story, but wished I had the unabridged version. So many details were left to the imagination - I would have preferred to hear what the author intended. The ending was very well done, I think.
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Excellent writing; hard to put down but also extremely frustrating storyline (that is too often real life). Worth the read if only for the inspiring personality of the main character.
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A career woman is sued for divorce and custody of her children. Another great book by Delinsky.
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I think Barbara Delinsky is a wonderful writer and she doesn't disappoint in this great book. The story revolves around a woman going through divorce and how she discovers she is tougher than she thinks she is. Couldn't put it down.
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This is one of my top 3 favorite Barbara Delinsky books. It just goes to show that things can get really bad, but turn around to the good side again, if you do things for the right reason.
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Claire Raphael has earned everything she has the hard way. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination, creativity, and hard work.
She has two great children and a husband she loves completely.
She thinks that her life is pefect until she returns him from a difficult business trip and her husband, Dennis, hands her divorce papers along with a court order to vacate their house. And he's taking custody of their children.
What will Claire do?
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Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own. The hard work. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination,creativity,and hard work. She loves completely.
Dennis a husband she loves completely. Then one evening,when Claire returns from a difficult business trip,Dennis hands her divorce papers along witha a court order to vacate the house. He's taking custody of the children. Claire is devastated. She had no idea her marriage was on the brink of disater,that Dennis had been planning this ambush for weeks,if not months, or that her hectic but happy life was about to come crumbling down around her.
Claire doesn't know where to turn or whom to trust. But in a few short weeks she learns what so many woman have had to discover-that when the going get tough,a woman's tough as she needs to be!!
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Excellent story!
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How high a price must a woman pay for success?
Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned.
On her own. The hard way. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination, creativity and hard work. She has two great children and Dennis, a husband she loves completely. Then one evening, when Claire returns from a difficult business trip, Dennis hands her divorce papers along with a court order to vacate their house. And he's taking custody of the children. Claire is devastated. She had no idea her marriage was on the brink of disaster, that Dennis had been planning this ambush for weeks, if not months, or that her hectic but happy life was about to come crumbling down around her. Claire doesn't know where to turn or whom to trust. But in a few short weeks she learns what so many women have had to discover-that when the going gets tough, a woman's as tough as she needs to be.
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her books can be a little predictable, but still a good read
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I think this is Delinsky's best book! I wasn't sure if it was because I could relate to the story more so than most fantasy, but I was really touched by it.
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Very good book
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Good read. Delinsky fans should read!
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OH my this book is awesome. It will have you reading all night! It will make you mad, make you laugh, make you happy.. EXCELLENT book1
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Claire owns a wicker furniture store that she built from the floor up. She has two great kids and her husband Dennis, who she loves alot.When she returned from a business trip, she is handed divorce papers, along with a court order to vacate the property AND he is asking for custody of the kids. Dennis had been planning this for months. Clair didn't know where to turn or who to trust. but in a few short weeks, she learned what many women have had to discover-that when the going gets tough, a woman is a tough as she needs to be.
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excellent book
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Delinsky delivers again!! First time I've seen so much of my self described in writing!!! Could really relate to our heroine!!
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Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite authors and this is one terrific book. It just shows that you don't walk all over a woman and think you're going to get away with it. That just makes them tougher!! A great read.
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Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own.
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Claire Raphael is a woman who has everything - two great children and a husband who she adores; a thriving part-time business and a hectic yet extremely happy life. She has built her wicker furniture business from the ground up - basically from nothing - and made that business successful through her own imagination, creativity and hard work. In fact, everything that Claire has, she has legitimately earned. On her own; through benefit of her hard work and, as such, thoroughly well-deserved.

Then, one evening, Claire returns from a particularly difficult business trip and is utterly blindsided. Dennis - her seemingly loving husband - hands her divorce papers along with an order to vacate their house; effective immediately. He also wants sole custody of the children. He tells Claire that this is all for the best.

Claire is devastated by Dennis' actions. She had always believed that even though they may have had their issues, the marriage was still strong. She had absolutely no inkling that her marriage was so close to the brink of disaster; nor any clue that Dennis could possibly be so devious. He was obviously planning this ambush for weeks, if not months - Claire is certain of her suspicions.

She has no idea just how quickly her happy but hectic life will change; how fast everything she has worked so hard for will come crumbling down around her. Claire doesn't know what to do; where to turn or who to trust. Yet, over the next few weeks, Claire will discover something about herself: when everything she values is threatened, a woman is as tough as she needs to be.

First of all, let me say that this was a reread for me from approximately ten to fifteen years ago. I absolutely loved this book back then; I always enjoy reading stories about strong women dealing with difficult situations. Although I still enjoyed reading this book very much, I must admit that I didn't find it quite as good as the first time around.

I can't really put my finger on what was different about the story, but I did notice that the plot seemed slightly forced or stilted; at least in my opinion. I would still give this book an A!
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Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own. The hard way. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination, creativity , and hard work. She has two great children and Dennis,a husband she loves completely. Then, one evening, when Claire returns from a difficult business trip Dennis hands her...
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Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own.
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Another amazing page turner by Barbara Delinsky! She never disappoints! I think she is an amazing author who seems to provide a lot of thought provoking topics. Yet again, the only disappointment was the fact that the book ended! I absolutely loved this book!