Manless in Montclair
How A Happily Married Woman Became A Widow Looking for Love in the Wilds of Suburbia : A NovelBook - 2007
Being short with big boobs means living life off-balance. Isabel knows this all too well; at ﬁve-feet-nothing with a tendency to tip over in heels, she's struggled for twenty-ﬁve years to make clothes, careers, and boyfriends ﬁt. Enter Michael. Divorced father, recovering alcoholic, and ﬁfteen years her senior--he was the last guy she thought would make the cut. But when he proposed over a pastrami sandwich in a New York City deli on the anniversary of their ﬁrst date, Isabel knew, improbably, that he was the one. Fifteen mostly happy years and two kids later, Isabel walks into her living room to discover her husband dead on the floor, leaving her a widow at forty-one. At Michael's funeral, a guest solemnly informs her that the ofﬁcial mourning period for a Jewish widow is thirty days. At that moment, Isabel can't imagine a time when she will stop grieving. Not helping the process is this: as a single mom living in the very married suburbs, for the ﬁrst time in ﬁfteen years Isabel once again just doesn't ﬁt in. It takes her younger daughter's request for a new daddy to set Isabel on a journey through online dating, shifty matchmakers, and painfully orchestrated singles dinners. But after endless dates and a story on page three of the Daily News, Isabel begins to realize that another man may not be the answer and, surprisingly, that's when things begin to change for the better. . . .
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2007
Characteristics: viii, 244 pages ; 22 cm