You Gotta Have Balls: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 27, 2006 - Fiction - 275 pages
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Ruth Rothwax, the heroine of Lily Brett's Too Many Men, which was hailed as "irresistible" (People) as well as "funny," "powerful," and "chilling" (O magazine), is back. The proprietor of a successful letter-writing business, Ruth has just branched out into a new greeting-card line. But it's not easy. Her father, Edek, is driving her crazy at the office. And the very people she thought would be most supportive -- other women -- are not. Instead of acting in one another's best interests, the women are catty and competitive, behaviors Ruth swears that she will never imitate. Until she meets the one woman who turns her aspirations of sisterly solidarity -- and her life -- upside down.

Fresh off the plane from Poland, Zofia is a buxom, sixty-something femme fatale with a talent for making balls. Meatballs, that is. When Edek asks his savvy daughter to fund his friend Zofia's restaurant, how can Ruth say no? But Ruth knows that gleam in Zofia's eye, and it means trouble is on the way for all of them. An unforgettable, heartwarming story of embracing life, You Gotta Have Balls is a funny, moving triumph from the highly inventive Lily Brett.

 

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YOU GOTTA HAVE BALLS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The further adventures of a tightly wound Manhattan businesswoman and her infuriatingly easygoing father.Brett apparently has a strong following in her native Australia, but it may not be so for much ... Read full review

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User Review  - judye - LibraryThing

Light tale of a daughter supporting her father to a productive old age and accepting relationships she doesn't approve of. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
44
Section 4
78
Section 5
100
Section 6
119
Section 7
128
Section 8
146
Section 9
155
Section 10
168
Section 11
180
Section 12
187
Section 13
198
Section 14
242
Section 15
271
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About the author (2006)

Originally from Australia, Lily Brett is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of four previous novels, three collections of essays, and seven collections of poetry. She is married to the Australian painter David Rankin. They have three children and live in New York City.

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