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By Susan Isaacs

Destiny should be benevolent. Or highly merciless. that is what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their courting. Nick is stunningly good-looking, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood long island family members. wealthy, proficient, convinced, he'll develop into the world's most renowned celeb. Jane is delightfully humorous, a dark-skinned, dark-haired, half-Jewish, half-German daughter of the Midwest. clever, talented, loving, she is going to turn into well-known in her personal correct as well...From the time they first meet of their Social and highbrow background of the U.S. direction at Brown college, it really is love in the beginning sight. Coming jointly from very varied worlds, they're going to put off adversity and disapproval to forge a lifestyles packed with paintings, love, and children.But repute and luck come at a excessive price--their marriage. simply whilst it kind of feels the promise in their love can be renewed, an twist of fate leaves Jane soaring among lifestyles and dying. Now, it isn't in simple terms their union that will now not continue to exist, yet Jane too...Almost Paradise is classic Susan Isaacs, a witty, poignant, and engrossing story of a guy, a girl, and a keenness wondrous, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.

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Soon after Pearl Harbor, when he learned a relatively innocuous quirk in his kidneys had rendered him 4-F, he had expected to rise high and fast. He had confided to his father that since his competitors—Buzzy Long and Matt MacDougal—were about to be delivered into Uncle Sam’s good hands, his path to the top was clear. “No place to go but up,” Carl had agreed. ALMOST PARADISE 47 “You’ll have your name on a door by next December. ” But nothing happened. And he still had to share the secretaries’ pencil sharpener.

She was showing a lot of skin. Her dress was cut low in the front, and you could see the beginning of what he knew must be two beautiful—he shifted in his chair—bosoms and the shadowy valley between them. But she wasn’t fast, he was sure, because her hairdo was serious and her smile was friendly, not a come-on smile, like from a cheap girl. “Mr. ” The nurse called him into the office. Richard rose and, more because he didn’t want this woman to notice what was happening with him, he smiled at her again.

Coming from large Lutheran families, from homes where German was spoken, where May Day and Whitsuntide were celebrated with hearty revelry and heavy platters of wurst and pitchers of creamy beer, they shunned the easy Gemütlichkeit of their boisterous, embarrassing relatives. They detested accordion music, hated wine. Their only passion was for blandness. They wanted to be completely American. So they married in a Presbyterian ceremony and moved from the German “Over the Rhine” section of Cincinnati to Walnut Hills, a neighborhood of graceful trees, Victorian houses, and inhabitants named Smith and Johnson and Turner.

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