Three nice Jewish girls met in a dormitory room on the campus of The Ohio State University in September 1956. The young women were the daughters and granddaughters of immigrants, from middle-class, devoted families. Their dreams were indicative of the era: marry, have children, live happily ever after. Sybil was beautiful, shy, and very private. Beverly was beautiful, caring and open to everyone. Alyce was independent, friendly and observant of all around her. Fifty-three years later, as widows, they sat together and retold the stories of their lives. The expectation of youth, the reality of tragedy, laughter and heartbreak, aging and longing, all are told with clarity, humor and eternal hope. The author speaks in a matter-of-fact way as she writes about a widow's place, real or perceived, in her daily life. She uses candor and wit in her observations about relationships, friends and sex.
- Paperback | 178 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 326.58g
- 23 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Alyce Gross
Alyce Gross lived the first forty-four years of her life in Youngstown, Ohio. She taught junior high school English, married and had a family. As real estate development waned in Youngstown, the family moved to Tampa, Florida. She taught English as a Second Language and then she and her husband started their own real estate company. She and her daughter manage the business today.