Fear and Yoga in New Jersey: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 4, 2008 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Nina Gettleman-Summer, a New Jersey yoga teacher, should be calmly guiding her high powered students through their savasanas and their chakras. Instead she is worried about...everything: her new meditation fountain overflowed causing one of her more litigious students to slip and fall; her husband Michael's job was outsourced to the Phillipines; and a hurricane is bearing down on her parents home in Florida. The last thing Nina needs is her suspicious mother around, wailing about the weather and asking questions about Michael's job. To complicate matters, her teenage son Adam is showing an interest in having a Bar Mitzvah—even though Nina, never a fan of her Jewish heritage, signed the family up at the local Unitarian Church. The Gettleman-Summers are poised for an awakening which, when it arrives, is deftly portrayed in Galant's classic screwball style.

 

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FEAR AND YOGA IN NEW JERSEY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In her second genial lampoon of New Jersey life, Galant (Rattled, 2006) takes aim at new-age suburbanites and the national obsession with climate change, among other targets.The same day that Nina's ... Read full review

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User Review  - kqueue - LibraryThing

I generally enjoy chick-lit and I wanted to like this book too, but the main character, Nina, is so much at fault for creating her own chaos that I found myself wincing in embarrassment for her rather ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One Friday
1
Chapter Two Saturday
22
Chapter Three Sunday
46
Chapter Four Monday
55
Chapter Five Tuesday
66
Chapter Six Wednesday
93
Chapter Seven
105
Chapter Eight
129
Chapter Eleven
158
Chapter Twelve
164
Chapter Thirteen Thursday
172
Chapter Fourteen
180
Chapter Fifteen
196
Chapter Sixteen
212
Chapter Seventeen Friday
226
Chapter Eighteen Spring
253

Chapter Nine
133
Chapter Ten
148

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About the author (2008)

Debra Galant is the author of Rattled and the creator of the popular blog Baristanet.com. She lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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