The Garden Lady (Paperback)
Susan Dworkin, 9780989284820, 220pp.
Publication Date: July 18, 2018
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Maxie Dash, the heroine of The Garden Lady, is a famous beauty, a fashion icon, the face of many national TV ads. She has a gift for comedy and one best friend whom she treasures as a sister. Her first husband, a world-class photographer, took pictures of her in the nude which are so beautiful that they now hang in museums. On the cusp of her 50s, Maxie decides to make one more marriage, something permanent and restful, to a rich man who will guarantee her an affluent life and future security. Amazingly she finds the perfect man. Even more amazingly, she grows to love him. Albert shares Maxie's passion for the opera. He willingly supports her favorite charities. He indulges her delight in public gardens and allows her to endow the community with their beauty. All he asks in return is that she give him her love and her unswerving loyalty and agree to know nothing -- absolutely nothing -- about his business.
About the Author
SUSAN DWORKIN wrote the New York Times best seller, The Nazi Officer's Wife, a story of love and terror in the Third Reich, with the woman who lived it, the late Edith Hahn Beer. Other books include Making Tootsie, the inside story of the great film comedy with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack; The Viking in the Wheat Field about the eminent seed banker, Dr. Bent Skovmand; Miss America, 1945, Bess Myerson's story; Stolen Goods, a novel of love and larceny in the 80s; and The Commons, about an agrarian revolt led by a pop star and set in the not-so-distant future. Susan was a long-time contrbuting editor to Ms. Magazine. Her plays are often performed in regional theatres. She lives in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.