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Don't Forget to Write

By: Sara Goodman Confino
Narrated by: Helen Laser
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An Audible Best Fiction Audiobook of 2023

In 1960, a young woman discovers a freedom she never knew existed in this exhilarating, funny, and emotional novel by the bestselling author of She’s Up to No Good.

When Marilyn Kleinman is caught making out with the rabbi’s son in front of the whole congregation, her parents ship her off to her great-aunt Ada for the summer. If anyone can save their daughter’s reputation, it’s Philadelphia’s strict premier matchmaker. Either that or Marilyn can kiss college goodbye.

To Marilyn’s surprise, Ada’s not the humorless septuagenarian her mother described. Not with that platinum-blonde hair, Hermès scarf, and Cadillac convertible. She’s sharp, straight-talking, takes her job very seriously, and abides by her own rules…mostly. As the summer unfolds, Ada and Marilyn head for the Jersey shore, where Marilyn helps Ada scope out eligible matches—for anyone but Marilyn, that is.

Because if there’s one thing Marilyn’s learned from Ada, it’s that she doesn’t have to settle. With the school year quickly approaching and her father threatening to disinherit her, Marilyn must make her choice for her future: return to the comfortable life she knows or embrace a risky, unknown path on her own.

©2023 Sara Goodman Confino (P)2023 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“It's fun listening to narrator Helen Laser depict 20-year-old Marilyn's adventures while visiting her Great-Aunt Ada in 1960s Philadelphia.… Laser is pitch-perfect in her characterizations of the formidable but empathetic Ada and the clever but not yet fully formed Marilyn. This listening treat is part coming-of-age story and part romance, with family secrets galore.”AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner

“Confino weaves humor into her novel that will delight readers. This is a historical tale that speaks to the choices women were starting to make on the road to greater independence.”Booklist

“This is a funny but realistic look at the more restricted lives of women in the 1960s. It will instantly transport you to Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore, and to a time when a decade of change for women was just beginning.”Historical Novels Review

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Twisty and the author loves to write about unlikely pairs and outcomes! Another winner about a feisty woman and finding her destiny!

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