Goldberg Variations: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
4 Reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Issacs, a “deliciously wicked” (Publishers Weekly) story of three cousins and a fortune.

Imagine King Lear as a comedy…

At seventy-nine, Gloria Garrison must plan for the future of Glory, Inc., the beauty-makeover business that she has grown from zilch into an eleven-million-dollar-per-year bonanza. Gloria’s never been big on family, but she’s forced to contemplate her three grandkids as objects of her largesse.

There’s Daisy, a story editor for a movie studio; her brother, Matt, who does PR for a New York baseball team; and cousin Raquel, laboring away as a Legal Aid lawyer.

When Gloria sends plane tickets and a weekend invitation to Santa Fe, the cousins couldn’t be more surprised. But the visit holds an unexpected twist for Gloria, too. Always sassy, smart, and wickedly witty, Susan Isaacs is at her formidable best in a novel that is both hilariously funny and a deeply moving tale of family, faith, and discovery.
 

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Variations on the theme of family I cannot honestly say that my failure to have read Susan Isaacs was really nagging at me, but when the publisher offered me a chance to review the galley of her ... Read full review

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I won this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It took a bit to get into, but once the perspectives were switching up I was hooked. I love how switching perspectives shows how different ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
37
Section 5
45
Section 6
53
Section 7
63
Section 8
77
Section 15
177
Section 16
197
Section 17
211
Section 18
221
Section 19
237
Section 20
255
Section 21
269
Section 22
283

Section 9
87
Section 10
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Section 11
113
Section 12
129
Section 13
147
Section 14
165
Section 23
289
Section 24
295
Section 25
305
Section 26
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About the author (2012)

Susan Isaacs is the author of thirteen novels, including As Husbands Go, Any Place I Hang My Hat, Long Time No See, and Compromising Positions. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. She lives on Long Island with her husband. All of her novels have been New York Times bestsellers.

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