Tzippy The Thief: A Novel by Patricia Striar RohnerTzippy The Thief: A Novel by Patricia Striar Rohner

Tzippy The Thief: A Novel

byPatricia Striar Rohner

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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Honorable Mention in the New England Book Festival: General Fiction
Honorable Mention in the London Book Festival: General Fiction

Tzippy is a wealthy widow, feisty, determined, vain and living in Florida. Her three children will be visiting for Tzippy's 80th birthday celebration and will be bringing with them the old wounds that Tzippy did more than her fair share to inflict. As her birthday approaches, the death of a close friend as well as the aches, pains and daily indignities of aging are preying on her mind. Tzippy wonders how she will be remembered?
Her relationship with her children is not good, particularly with Shari, her youngest and most screwed up. Shari is a problem drinker and still plagued by the eating disorder she's had since adolescence. She always blamed her mother for her problems and lately Tzippy has had the uncomfortable feeling Shari may be right.
On the day of the party, on edge and anxious, Tzippy decides on a shopping trip to Saks which is always her quick fix, and while there, sees a brooch she wants, but not enough to pay for it. It finds its way into her purse and as she is making her get away-unlike the other times-she is caught and hauled off to the police station.
Now that Tzippy is turning 80, there is not an infinite amount of time left. Will She be able to repair the damage that has taken a lifetime to create?
Patricia Striar Rohner is a writer, oil painter, and therapist. She has written and published short stories, and is working on her second novel. A graduate of Brandeis University and Simmons School of Social Work, Rohner is a mother and a grandmother. In her free time she goes to Boston Red Sox games.
Title:Tzippy The Thief: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631521535

ISBN - 13:9781631521539


Editorial Reviews

"Tzippy, The Thief marks the introduction of a major new voice in American fiction. Every day, we are buried below an avalanche of consumerism that validates only the young. Keenly observant and humane, Rohner explores the tucked-away realities of aging: the fears of approaching twilight, the regret at loss of beauty and health, the examination of family and emotional legacy. This is an important book, and the debut of a clarion voice."—Charles Bane, Jr., Pushcart Prize Nominee and author of The Chapbook and New Poems"Tzippy the Thief clearly establishes novelist Patricia Striar Rohner as an original and gifted storyteller. A thoroughly entertaining and deftly crafted read from beginning to end, Tzippy the Thief is an especially recommended addition to community library General Fiction collections."—Midwest Book Review