The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game

A Novel

Large Print - 2020
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"Eileen Jackson was happy to set aside her own dreams to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul's late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. On the brink of forty and wondering what she's going to do with the rest of her life, is it too late for her to start over? Meanwhile, as Paul is thrust back into the role of suburban fatherhood, his girlfriend, Olivia, is in Manhattan, struggling to find herself in the shadow of her mother, a famous actress, and her grandmother, a fiercely independent ninety-two-year-old artist. With their unique brands of advice ringing in her head, Olivia takes a major step, expanding her art gallery business internationally. Seeing her mother pursue old dreams and even find new love, Olivia realizes that there is so much she must learn about herself before committing her life to someone else. Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams as well. She's off to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her. At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover. In this surprising, illuminating novel, Danielle Steel gives us a warmhearted portrait of people driven by their emotions, life experiences, and loyalties, who realize that it's never too late to turn a new page and start again"-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2020]
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9780593171936
0593171934
Branch Call Number: FICTION STEEL
Characteristics: 337 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
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Margush
Sep 20, 2020

A perfect book for a long airplane flight. Otherwise, it’s a bit primitive both from the plot and writing style viewpoints. Characters are shallow and a few redundant paragraphs here and there. Not my cup of tea, sorry to sound snobbish.

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writermala
Aug 16, 2020

This book was billed in the dust jacket as showing us that every age , there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover. For the most part it lived up to that promise. Yes, it was the usual Steel formula of a couple with a strong, good woman, a weak, not so good man and of course the 'Other woman" whom we don't know how to classify.
I was wondeirng why it was called "The Number's Game" till about the end when one of the older characters says tartly "Whatever age you are, age is just a number, and numbers have no power over you unless you allow them to. ...You're never too old or too young for anything. It's all a numbers game invented to frighten you.
At almost the end of the book the year - essentially the whole story - is summarized. Definitely one of Steel's better books.

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gloreebee
Aug 15, 2020

Unable to locate where to have this book delivered, but would like it delivered to the Sun City Center Library. Than you so much.

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weezie1
Aug 02, 2020

A new novel by Danielle. Was a really great store and a must read for all.

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ClaudiaCox
Jun 18, 2020

I accidentally hit wrong button. I cant remember what # I was for on hold. Please reinstate me. My error. Thank you. Claudia

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