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Uncomfortably Close: A Novel

Uncomfortably Close A Novel 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 wom

  • Title: Uncomfortably Close: A Novel
  • Author: Lily Brett
  • ISBN: 9780060505707
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 aspirationsIt 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.

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    1. I will admit I did not enjoy the first 30 pages or so; Brett's writing style seemed amateurish and the story didn't interest me. However, I always give books 50 pages before putting them down, and I was absolutely hooked by that point. Brett's characters are memorable and her writing is hilarious, particularly in how Ruth thinks (she has many neurosis), and the conversations between Ruth and her father, Edek. While Brett is no Wodehouse, I felt a similar sort of pleasure and appreciation for the [...]


    2. I laughed out loud reading this book; Brett keeps the atmosphere light even though the topics are sometimes heavy. Clever and fun!



    3. The first two thirds of this book were really anxienty-inducing for me. Edek treated Ruth so badly, expecting her to pay not only all of his own expenses, but to finance his friends' entire lives in New York as well. And she just accepted this treatment, while everone around her kept telling her how wonderful Edek was. Once the restaurant was up and running, the book and Ruth both became more light-hearted, and I was able to enjoy it much more. What I liked most was Ruth's letter-writing busines [...]


    4. 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.


    5. The original title for this book was You Gotta Have Balls, which is what Ruth Rothwax's Auschwitz survivor father has decided to name the restaurant he and his Polish partners are opening in Manhattan. Daughter Ruth Rothwax, a high-strung businesswoman with three grown children and an eating disorder, serves as straight man to her loopy father's comic shtick. Lily Brett writes a very funny Australian-Yiddish accent, and I enjoyed the business venture bits of the book (the restaurant, and Ruth's [...]


    6. A cute read about an 87 year old man and two women from Poland who decide to live together and open a restaurant that serves meatballs in New York. The daughter of Edek, can't believe that they think they can open and operate for $30,000. I liked the way the characters were written, the words were written as if you were talking to a Polish person, it made it more real. Quite funny at times.


    7. The story of Ruth and her father Edek cracked me up. Edek is an irrepressible character who starts to become irresistible the more that you read. Very amusing story - I loved it!


    8. OMG. I did not like this. The characters are frustrating and I just wanted to scream. Got to page 211 and I QUIT!!!!!!


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