Marcy, a 56 year old devoted wife and mother of three is shocked and dismayed when she learns Harvey, her husband of 33 years who she loves and built a life with has cheated on her. Harvey, dedicated CEO of a bra factory has admitted to straying from his marriage to be with a young lingerie model leaving Marcy alone to pick up the pieces of her life; helping her own mother as she battles injury and illness, advising and guiding her adult children, starting a new job, and accepting the challenge of how to fill the void and not the refrigerator.
Faced with uncertainty of the future Marcy is forced to become the center of her own life and although it is difficult at first, she shows us all how a strong woman can keep a sense of humor while coming to terms with change and embracing a fresh new start. Infidelity, remorse and forgiveness, death and birth, friendship, family and new beginnings: Lift and Separate covers it all and is a story told with drama, emotion and humor. Author Marilyn Simon Rothstein uses vivid, riddle like metaphors and colorful details to enrich this moving tale of heartbreak and healing. I cried tears and I laughed out loud, surely the sign of a good read when you need an escape!
About the author (picked up from Goodreads):
For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn Simon Rothstein owned an advertising agency in Connecticut. She grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, and married a man she met in an elevator. Marilyn received a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and a master of arts in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut.