A Woman's Place Canadian Edition Author:Barbara Delinsky 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 ha... more »nds her divorce papers along with a court order to vacate their house. And he's taking custody of the children. Claire is devestated. 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..« less
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.
"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