Uncomfortably Close: A Novel by Lily BrettUncomfortably Close: A Novel by Lily Brett

Uncomfortably Close: A Novel

byLily Brett

Paperback | January 29, 2016

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It hasn't been easy for Ruth Rothwax, the proprietor of a successful letter-writing business, to branch out into a new greeting-card line. Her father, Edek, is driving her crazy at the office. Other women, who she thought would be supportive, are being catty and competitive, behavior Ruth swears that she will never imitate. But then Zofia arrives to turn Ruth's aspirations of sisterly solidarity—and her life—upside down. Fresh off the plane from Poland—a buxom, sixty-something femme fatale with a talent for making meatballs—Zofia wants to open a restaurant. And Edek, Zofia's most passionate admirer, wants his daughter to finance the enterprise. But Ruth knows that gleam in Zofia's eye only too well . . . and she knows it means big trouble for all of them.

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.
Title:Uncomfortably Close: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060505702

ISBN - 13:9780060505707


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sweet enough story but very long winded I liked the characters and understood their idiosyncrasies as if I knew them. The story was sweet in many ways but awfully slow through the middle. The text of Ruth worrying about nothing could have cut the book length in half without losing any of the plot.
Date published: 2017-01-24

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