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Rona Jaffe established The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards program in 1995. It is the only national literary awards program of its kind dedicated to supporting women writers exclusively. Since the program began, the Foundation has awarded more than $850,000 to a total of 92 women.Ms. Jaffe was the author of sixteen books, including Class Reunion, Family Secrets, The Road Taken, and The Room-Mating Season (2003). Her 1958 best-selling first novel, The Best of Everything, was reissued by Penguin in 2005.
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The Last of the Wizards
Rona Jaffe, Mike Peterkin - Mar 01, 2001
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A terrific new design of Rona Jaffe's beloved classic. We all wish for things, children and grown-ups alike. But be careful what you wish for! This magical tale of wishes and wizards is wonderfully illustrated by Mike Peterkin with lift-the-flaps and pop-ups....
The Road Taken
Rona Jaffe - Feb 18, 2014 (first published in 2000)
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Bestselling author Rona Jaffe delivers a story of twentieth-century America . . . a story of choices . . . of fate . . . of the road taken by chance and by destiny, full of passion and heartache, promise and fulfillment . . . . ...
Class Reunion
A Novel
Rona Jaffe - Mar 24, 2015 (first published in 1979)
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A hilarious, heartwarming story about four women and how their lives change throughout their college years and lives as wives, mothers, career women, and lovers. There's Annabel, a spirited romantic, Chris, whose love for a man almost destroys her own happiness, Emily whose desire to please results in her own emotional breakdown and Daphne who pref...
The Best of Everything
Rona Jaffe - May 31, 2005
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Before Valley of the Dolls and Sex and the City--the iconic novel of ambitious career girls in New York CityWhen it was first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe's debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There's Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from t...
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After the Reunion
A Novel
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 1985)
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THE WAY WE WERE...THE WAY WE ARE NOW...Emily, Chris, Daphne, and Annabel. They left college with their hearts full of radiant hope, their heads full of impossible dreams. They married "perfect" men, expected to have "perfect" children, found exciting jobs and glamorous careers. Yet heartbreak lay hidden behind the illusions of perfection. Life woul...
The Fame Game
A Novel
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 1969)
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Sam Leo Libra is a fame-maker, living in his own glamorous world of hand-picked celebrities. His carefully selected “Dirty Dozen” are an elite clientele of fame-hungry clients whom he moves and manipulates as he sees fit, and his influence makes them millionaires. Seen through the eyes of Libra’s good-girl assistant, The Fame Game offers a rare gli...
Family Secrets
A Novel
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 1974)
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A saga of the Saffron family and begins in 1902.Adam, a young immigrant sets out to make a fortune and found a dynasty whose center is Windflower, the great estate that Adam created to keep his growing family around him forever....
The Last Chance
A Novel
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 1976)
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They were four "almost middle-aged" friends in New York. And in this particular year of their lives, three of them will come closer to redirecting their lives -- and one will die....
Mr. Right is Dead
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 1971)
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Often regarded as her finest and most literary work, "Mr. Right Is Dead" is Rona Jaffe's collection of short stories from 1965. Containing five stories and one novella, each story has the savvy and sharp tone that characterize the best of Rona Jaffe's writing. The title novella centers on a call girl with "a heart of gold," who acquires lovers and ...
The Cherry in the Martini
A Memoir
Rona Jaffe - Feb 24, 2015
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Rona Jaffe’s memoir is abundant with personal insights on the joys and challenges of childhood and youth. Written in short autobiographical essays, Jaffe shares vivid memories of her first experiences of love and loss in her search to find her voice as both a woman and writer. Straightforward and unsentimental, Rona Jaffe’s memoir explores the comp...
Five Women
Rona Jaffe - Feb 18, 2014 (first published in 1997)
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Five friends meet weekly at a restaurant called Yellowbird on New York's Upper East Side, revealing the long-hidden secrets of their pasts and how each, in her fashion, has become a survivor beyond all expectations. Texas-born Billie Redmond, the owner of Yellowbird, has come a long way from singing in her daddy's honky-tonk roadhouse. She escapes ...
The Other Woman by Rona Jaffe
Away from Home by Rona Jaffe
The Cousins by Rona Jaffe
An American Love Story by Rona Jaffe
The Room-Mating Season by Rona Jaffe
Mazes and Monsters by Rona Jaffe
Family Secrets by Rona Jaffe