Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan

by Paula Marantz Cohen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0312324995 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 11/29/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, November 29, 2012
Bought from Better World Books for HGG 2012.

Amazon Editorial Review



From the bestselling author of Jane Austen in Boca, “another witty tale that combines classic literature with contemporary social comedy.”---Hartford Courant

Carla Goodman’s life in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is a little bit stressful these days. Her doctor husband is frazzled, her son’s teachers say he needs Ritalin, and she’s in the throes of planning her daughter’s bat mitzvah. But it’s her sweet widowed mother, Jessie Kaplan, who really has Carla worried, for Jessie has suddenly “remembered” that she was Shakespeare’s Dark Lady of the Sonnets in a previous life. Can even the famed Dr. Leonard Samuels, psychiatrist and author of the self-help book, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Mother-in-Law, help with a problem like this?
Witty, engaging, and wickedly observant, Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan is an unpredictable tale of love, loss, and family rites of passage.

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Holiday Gift Giving, A little surprise! -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (11/29/2012 UTC) at Holiday Gift Giving, A little surprise! -- Controlled Releases

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Shipping direct from Better World Books to tabby-cat-owner for HGG 2012.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Journal Entry 3 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I received this in the mail from hostile17 of Osgood, Indians as a Christmas surprise.

Thank you so much, hostile17. I look forward to reading this book.

Journal Entry 4 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, September 21, 2013
This book is a comedy set in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. Carla Goodman's mother-in-law has suddenly remembered that she was Shakespeare's girlfriend in a previous life. Carla's gastroenterologist husband is suffering from the many changes occurring in medicine. Her son's teachers want to put him on Ritalin and her twelve-year-old daughter is a crank who needs to study for her bat mitzvah.

This book has been donated to the General Literature VBB organized by bookstogive. I am currently reading this book.


Journal Entry 5 by wingtabby-cat-ownerwing at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, February 22, 2014
I enjoyed reading the author's book, "Pride and Prejudice in Boca Rotan", primarily because I am a Jane Austen fan. This book is similar but it features Shakespeare in a rather unusual way. Jessie Kaplan is the elderly mother of a Jewish woman named Carla who is married to a doctor and struggling to raise her two children. Jessie Kaplan believes that in her previous life she was the lover of "Will" Shakespeare. She seems to have acquired all kinds of knowledge about Shakespeare. Carla's young son is showing signs of hyperactivity. Carla is planning her daughter's bat mitzvah. Much of the story line revolves around the excesses involved in planning that bat mitzvah. Everything does get resolved, and the book has a satisfactory ending.

Released 5 yrs ago (4/1/2014 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book has been mailed to JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia who requested from the General Literature VBB organized by bookstogive.

I hope that you enjoy this book, JennyC1230.

Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Thanks for sending this from Bookstogive's General Literature VBB! I've never heard of this book or author, but it looks like a fun read!

Journal Entry 8 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, May 29, 2014
I couldn't get into this story, so I decided not to finish it. Saved for a bookbox.

Journal Entry 9 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Putting into the 12th round of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 10 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, August 17, 2015
Taking this book out of the VBB, since it has not been chosen in two rounds of the VBB.

Journal Entry 11 by JennyC1230 at another bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (9/18/2015 UTC) at another bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending to LovesOU as a surprise wishlist RABCK, tagging along with a VBB book. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 12 by rem_LovesOU at Carrollton, Texas USA on Saturday, September 26, 2015
Many thanks!! Looking forward to it.

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