Author(s): Thisbe Nissen
When Roz Rosenzweig, self-described spitfire and loud n' proud New York Jew, meets Edwin Anderson at a party in the 1970s in her friend's Manhatten apartment, she has trouble believing that the earnest Nebraskan is for real. But Roz is quickly attracted to Edwin and is more happy than stunned when their improbable courtship results in marriage.
A startlingly accomplished and enchanting novel with the savvy of Melissa Bank (A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing) and the heart of Fannie Flagg. 20011227
Thisbe Nissen is a graduate of Oberlin College and The Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is a former James Michener Fellow. Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night, her first published book, won the 1999 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Iowa.