Balancing Acts: A Novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Retirement doesn't spell the tip finally, during this rousing trip via loss and rebirth

Max has lived an extended and pleasurable lifestyles. He and his spouse have been megastar trapeze artists and acrobats within the Brandon Brothers circus. yet along with her passing, he's left by myself in big apple, and suffers a middle assault after a terrifying mugging. with no relatives to fall again on, Max is pressured to go away his cherished long island for a relaxation domestic in Westchester. He fears it is going to be the top of him—but during this stirring novel, retirement capacity a brand new beginning.

In Westchester, Max meets Lettie, a type widow, and the rambunctious and clever Alison, her daughter. and during a brand new gig educating juggling and stunts at an area center tuition, and new relationships with unforeseen allies within the dull suburbs, Max discovers that it's by no means too past due to have a clean begin.

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23, 1970 To M y D e a r F a m i l y a n d A l l O u r G o o d Friends at Greenacres Park, There’s so much going on and so many people I want to tell that I’m making Xerox copies of this letter. I just can’t believe that this is the last Christmas we will spend here! In fact, this is the very last week we will spend here—we are scheduled to move into our new home at 1508 Rosemary Street on Dec. 29th. Actually, our “new” house is old, having been built in the 1920s, but I just love it, with big square rooms and crown molding, a beautiful cherry wood banister going up to the second floor, and three fireplaces with fancy mantelpieces.

I guess that’s about all, except I should add that Mrs. Pickett—still going strong at 100—got a birthday card from Lyndon Johnson. May God bless each and every one of you this Christmas Season, Birdie 40 2. Letters from M ary This page intentionally left blank The Christmas Letters Dec. 26, 1967 Dear Family, My apologies for mimeographing this letter to stick in your card, but please consider it a very personal Merry Christmas anyway, from me and Sandy and andrew bird copeland who is six months old at this time, almost completely bald but the cutest baby in the whole world according to his proud parents mr.

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