Second Language

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New Rivers Press, 2005 - Fiction - 251 pages
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From Sonia Chernoff, an elderly widow looking for closure, to Elaine, a therapist with a vengeance for her husband's lover,Second Language is home to a charmingly eclectic collection of characters who share one thing in common: choices.

The humor, despair, and triumph of Wineberg's characters find the reader alongside Lucy, who tries to deal with her mother's illness while navigating her way through an adulterous affair. We also meet a doctor's wife, Sofia, whose happenstance relationship with the doorman at their new apartment building imprints her life in ways she could never have imagined.

These characters face life-altering decisions, and when confronted with such adversity, they choose varying directions, ranging from forgiveness to revenge.

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About the author (2005)

Ronna Wineberg holds degrees from the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law. Her work has appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review and Colorado Review. Her awards include the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction and a Bread Loaf Writers conference scholarship. Ms. Wineberg lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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