The Room-Mating Season

by Rona Jaffe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0525947132 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 2/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
From the BN Bargain Bin

FROM THE PUBLISHER
A powerful new novel about life and love by Rona Jaffe, the internationally bestselling author The New York Times Book Review hails as "a minor genius."

For over five decades, Rona Jaffe has captivated readers with her "deft, irresistible storytelling" (Los Angeles Times). Now this masterful author, whose books have sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, takes us through a season of friendship, discovery, betrayal, and love to tell a story of four friends and the events that shaped their futures.

Leigh, Cady, Vanessa, and Susan meet when they become roommates in a townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side. New York in 1963 is a place of magical enchantment and infinite possibilities, especially when you're young and eager for the adventure a big city offers. Even being crammed together in a single bedroom with a kitchen too small to accommodate a table and chairs can't diminish their high spirits. A casting assistant at a talent company, Leigh is the level-headed one, the calm at the center of the whirlwind that is their lives. Cady is a prep-school teacher, emotional, passionate, and ready for love. Vanessa, a stewardess, craves her independence above all else. Susan is the wild card. Mercurial and unconventional, she makes a decision that will have far-reaching consequences in her life-and in the lives, through the years, of the others.

Sleeping and dreaming side by side, Leigh, Cady, Vanessa, and Susan could not know the decisions they made in 1963 would be challenged later, not only because they had been young when they made them, but because the world itself was going to change around them. And then, of course, there were the events in their young lives that no one could control...the events that changed everything.

Journal Entry 2 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Monday, March 31, 2008
Surprise wishlist RABCK on the way to Cowgirl-up! Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 3 by cowgirl-up from Springfield, Ohio USA on Thursday, May 01, 2008
Thanks for the RABCK! This looks like a great read.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Richmond, Indiana USA on Thursday, July 28, 2016
Having read all of Rona Jaffe's other books, I was really excited to find this one at a thrift store. It was pretty good, not as much as the others, but a good read nonetheless.

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