Old Flames by Kim MoritsuguOld Flames by Kim Moritsugu

Old Flames

byKim Moritsugu

Paperback | March 15, 1999

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Beth Robinson is a 40-ish public relations person turned stay-at-home mom, who, aside from an occasional pang of mourning for her lost youth, is pretty well content. That is, until Rachel Klein, a hip young advertising executive, moves into the house next door. When Rachel confides in Beth her ambitious career plans and her intention to rekindle an old flame with man-about-town Tim Donnelly, Beth is envious. So what if Rachel can't cook, knows nothing about gardening and forgets to take out her garbage? She has an exciting job, an attractive love-prospect, and friends like Schuyler LaSalle, a singing stock analyst who reminds Beth of her own long-lost aspiration to be a dancer on Broadway.

Soon, Beth realizes she must find a way to build a new flame for herself with the old dancing spark. Rachel -- between career-making moves at work -- tries to light Tim's fire without getting burned. And the garbage starts to show signs of life ... Old Flames is a book you'll want to curl up with in a comfortable chair (dancing optional).

Kim Moritsugu was born in Toronto, where she now lives with her husband and two sons. She holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before turning to the writing of fiction. She has taken hundreds of dance classes in her lifetime, and sometimes teaches hip-hop dance to ...
Title:Old FlamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.72 × 5.56 × 0.62 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842035

ISBN - 13:9780889842038

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A second success After reading Looks Perfect, I had to check out this author's second book. It made me think a lot about the choices women make with their lives. It had lots of singing and dancing and I recognized all sorts of aspects of midtown Toronto. I couldn't put this one down either. I'm really looking forward to her third novel. This author is quite funny.
Date published: 2000-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I could relate I bought the book after seeing good reviews in both The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. The book was a delightful, enjoyable read--I couldn't put it down. Anyone who has kids and who has an occassional yearning to be single and childless again will find much to identify and laugh at in this novel. Highly recommended.
Date published: 1999-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad This book would be enjoyed more by a female reader. It did have some humourous episodes.
Date published: 1999-09-18

From Our Editors

Beth Robinson cashes in her public relations career to stay home with the kids, only to find herself coveting her neighbour’s carefree existence. At first Beth criticizes Rachel’s poor domestic skills, but when she learns that her new friend aspires to live an exciting life that combines a career and adulterous escapades, Beth changes her tune. In fact, Beth decides to choreograph a little excitement of her own by reviving her love for professional dance in Kim Moritsugu’s Old Flames.

Editorial Reviews

`Old Flames may not have a unique plot, but in Moritsugu's hands, it sings. Her signature writing style is light, fluid and seemingly effortless. Like her debut novel, Looks Perfect, Old Flames initially seems a little frivolous, yet it has wisdom. Moritsugu helps us face our own foibles by gently mocking them, like those internal arguments when we recognize we're about to do something foolish, but experience and wisdom don't necessarily stop us.'