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Balancing Acts : A Novel

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"Anyone who has wondered, `Now what?' about her life will relate to Zoe Fishman's ebullient and wise novel Balancing Acts. The pages flew by."-Valerie Frankel, author of Thin Is the New Happy Zoe Fishman's Balancing Acts is a must for fans of The Friday Night Knitting Club, The Reading Group, The Jane Austen Book Club, and Girls in Trucks. The charming and poignant stories of four former college friends going through mid-life crises who help each other balance their former dreams with their present lives through the power of yoga and friendship, Balancing Acts brims with wit, sensitivity, and wisdom-with characters women readers can really relate to and take into their hearts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061711802
  • 9780061711800
  • 752,825

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"Anyone who has wondered, `Now what?' about her life will relate to Zoe Fishman's ebullient and wise novel Balancing Acts. The pages flew by and I was sad when my time with these great characters ended-but not too sad to try some yoga." -- Valerie Frankel, author of Thin Is the New Happy
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Back cover copy

A poignant debut novel about the transformative powers of yoga and friendship for four women on the verge of realizing their dreams

With beauty, brains, and a high-paying Wall Street position, Charlie was a woman who seemed to have it all--until she turned thirty and took stock of her life, or lack thereof. She left it all behind to pursue yoga, and now, two years later, she's looking to drum up business for her fledgling studio in Brooklyn. Attending her college's alumni night with fliers in tow, she reconnects with three former classmates whose post-graduation lives, like hers, haven't turned out like they'd hoped.

Romance book editor Sabine still longs to write the novel that's bottled up inside her. Once an up-and-coming photographer and Upper East Side social darling, Naomi is now a single mom who hasn't picked up her camera in years. And Bess, who dreamed of being a serious investigative journalist a la Christiane Amanpour, is stuck in a rut, writing snarky captions for a gossip mag. But at a weekly yoga class at Charlie's studio, the four friends, reunited ten years after college, will forge new bonds and take new chances--as they start over, fall in love, change their lives...and come face-to-face with haunting realities.
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About Zoe Fishman

Zoe Fishman is the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Polish. She's the recipient of many awards, including Target's Breakout and Emerging Author Picks, a New York Post Pick, and has been featured on NBC's "Atlanta & Co." as well as in Publishers Weekly and The Huffington Post. She is currently at work on her next novel, as well as teaching writing at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Zoe lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.
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758 ratings
3.06 out of 5 stars
5 9% (71)
4 20% (152)
3 45% (339)
2 19% (147)
1 6% (49)
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