The Road Taken

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Mira, 2000 - Fiction - 504 pages
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Born at the brink of the 20th century, Rose Smith meets the challenges of the rapidly changing century with her three daughters. Each are different and fiercely-willed, but each struggles with her own circumstances and choices. Yet they are united by an inner strength, and the ability to withstand life's most turbulent demands.

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Rose Smith was born right at the beginning of the twentieth century - in the year 1900 - the year that ushered in the most rapidly changing century in history. It was a century filled with remarkable ... Read full review

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Sometimes you just want to read a story & not think too much. That's when an author like Rona Jaffe comes in handy. This is a novel about a family spanning the twentieth century with it's main ... Read full review

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Rona Jaffe was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 12, 1931. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1951 and began her writing career as an assistant editor at Fawcett Gold Medal Books in 1952. Her first novel, The Best of Everything, was published in 1958 and was later adapted into a film starring Joan Crawford. Her works include Class Reunion, The Room-Mating Season, The Last Chance, Family Secrets, The Cousins, Five Women, and Mazes and Monsters. During the late 1960s, she was hired to write cultural pieces for Cosmopolitan. She founded The Rona Jaffe Foundation, which presents annual awards to promising women writers of literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction including the Rona Jaffe Prizes in Creative Writing at Radcliffe and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards. She died from cancer on December 30, 2005 at the age of 74.

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