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It truly is 1940 and Linda Voss, felony secretary extraordinaire, has a mystery. She's madly in love along with her boss, John Berringer, the delight of the Ivy League. no longer that she even has a chance--he'd by no means take a re-examination at a German-Jewish woman from Queens who spends her time taking good care of her light great thing about a mom and following announcements at the struggle in Europe. For Linda, notwithstanding, the battle will quickly turn into all too actual. Engulfing her kingdom and her existence, it's going to supply possibilities she's by no means dreamed of. an opportunity to win the guy she wants...a probability to discover the affection she merits. Made into the motion picture of an analogous identify starring Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas, and Liam Neeson, Shining via is a singular of honor, sacrifice, ardour, and humor. this can be classic Susan Isaacs, a story of a lively girl who wisecracks her method into heroism and history--and into your center.

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Shining Through

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Even right after he shaved, George’s beard looked dark, like the bully in comics. That wasn’t so bad, but he had eyes, nose and a mouth just slightly less appealing than everyone else’s; there was not a single thing about him to go Ooh, how nice! No great eyelashes or broad shoulders or even interesting ears. And while he claimed he was five eight, I was just 42 / SUSAN ISAACS under five five, and you could have drawn a straight line over our heads. I said to myself, Well, it takes time to get to warm up to some people.

That she held off till I got home from work, so we could have dinner together, was proof of her love. ’s. Pale, trembling hands. She kept them in her lap, hoping, I guess, that I wouldn’t see them and get upset. She honestly tried. Though she was no prize as a mother and she knew it, she loved me as much as she could. But she wouldn’t eat to save her life—not even for me. Eating smudged lipstick, and, even plastered, my mother managed enough self-control to keep her makeup perfect. Well, almost perfect: I noticed she’d drawn one of her eyebrows into a higher arch than the other, so it looked as if she had doubts about everything I said.

She was huge, but strong—not fat: a rhinoceros, but a gentle one. She was shy—she ate lunch alone with her ledgers, never with us in the conference room—and she hardly talked, except to Gladys, whom she practically worshiped. But Lenny had a good heart and was always doing sweet things, like slipping me my pay envelope Thursday night instead of Friday morning. I rested my supplies on Gladys’s desk. “I can’t talk. ” I sighed, putting a little quaver in it—“Boy oh boy”—and picked up my stuff. “You must stay,” Gladys said, in her Queen of England voice.

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