A Little Help from Above

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Saralee Rosenberg's compelling debut novel, told in a warm, wise and endearing voice, is about sisters, mothers and daughters, and loss, sacrifice and love.

When Shelby Lazarus returns home to Long Island in the midst of a family crisis, she is forced to face all the issues from which she originally ran away—her mother's untimely death, her father's second marriage, her sister's neuroticism, and her own life's path. When her Jewish mother cannot help but meddle in her daughters' lives from the afterlife, it seems all that Shelby needed was a little help from above. This poignant novel, peppered with some wonderful humour, is sure to hit the heart of the women's fiction market.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
31
Section 5
42
Section 6
54
Section 7
63
Section 8
73
Section 18
186
Section 19
195
Section 20
205
Section 21
215
Section 22
225
Section 23
236
Section 24
247
Section 25
262

Section 9
85
Section 10
105
Section 11
117
Section 12
127
Section 13
136
Section 14
145
Section 15
155
Section 16
163
Section 17
173
Section 26
271
Section 27
281
Section 28
292
Section 29
302
Section 30
312
Section 31
321
Section 32
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Section 33
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About the author (2009)

Saralee Rosenberg is the author of A Little Help from Above, Claire Voyant, and Fate and Ms. Fortune. She lives on Long Island (where else?) with her husband and three children.

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