Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young

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Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida, has an affair with her boss who is admired, successful, very married and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva becomes a late night talk show punchline; slut shamed, labeled as fat and ugly. Aviva sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. Starting over as a wedding planner, she vows to be smarter about her life, and raise her daughter to be strong and confident. When, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, she discovers Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past. And it's only a matter of time until her daughter, Ruby, must decide whether she can still respect her.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616205041
1616205040
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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DPLpaigeone Oct 10, 2017

Anytime Zevin, author of A Storied Life, writes a new book, I know it’s going to be a page turner. In Young Jane Young readers are introduced to Aviva, her mother Jane and Aviva’s daughter Ruby. Cleverly written in three different sections, including various ages, readers are entertained by Av... Read More »


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DPLpaigeone Oct 10, 2017

Anytime Zevin, author of A Storied Life, writes a new book, I know it’s going to be a page turner. In Young Jane Young readers are introduced to Aviva, her mother Jane and Aviva’s daughter Ruby. Cleverly written in three different sections, including various ages, readers are entertained by Aviva’s, Jane’s and Ruby’s stories. The women deal with life issues, family communication and growing up. Aviva Grossman is a congressional intern in Florida with dreams of working in politics. After an affair with her married (and past family friend) boss, Aviva must move on but how? The congressman doesn’t take the fall. Instead, Aviva does and she has no choice but to change her identity and move to Maine. When she’s urged to run for office, will her past catch up with her? Zevin captures the women’s emotions, ambitions, strengths and the world of politics past and present. Zevin brings us another touching and compelling family story.

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