"Three Months: A Love Non-Affair Over Nine Holidays"
a happily married man’s platonic relationship with his bridge partner.
"Three Months" is the first crossover bridge novel. Though it
happens to be set in the world of tournament bridge, it appeals to a wide
audience because its personalities and conflicts are recognizable to everyone.
is about a woman’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease and her recovery. Elaine
Davidson's family notices her mind is slipping. A former cookbook and TV
cooking show writer, Elaine now has trouble remembering the simplest
things. As the illness progresses, Elaine's behavior gets more
bizarre. When Elaine's health declines, her husband decides to take
matters into his own hands. He researches the causes of Alzheimer's, and
devises a treatment for his wife. She describes what it’s like having
Alzheimer's, and offers explanations for behavior her family thought bizarre.
with Virginia Gorham and Sandra Drum) concerns family enmities and revenge. A
recent college graduate, Muriel Lyons is heir to one of the largest fortunes in
Massachusetts. When she becomes involved with Jarrod Fenton, a
professional bridge player who lacks a pedigree, her parents are aghast.
Muriel and Jarrod go to Las Vegas to elope. Her parents are killed in a
helicopter accident trying to pursue the newlyweds. Muriel decides she
must deprive herself of Jarrod to atone for her parents’ death. But when
Muriel finds herself pregnant, she invites Jarrod back into her life.
Then she unexpectedly delivers twin girls. She accepts her prettier
daughter, but rejects the other, Lucille, as ugly. Lucille suffers her
mother’s slights for 15 years, until she sees a chance for revenge at an
" is a tragicomedy about two people with little
in common. When people marry for the wrong reasons, chances are they will
split. The novel looks at a doomed marriage from first encounter to