Menopause in Manhattan – a novel by Anne Kleinberg

As Elie Sands turns 50, she seems to have a charmed life. She’s the executive editor of a top design magazine, she’s married to a furniture tycoon and the mother of two accomplished young women. She’s an avid cook, lives on Central Park West and summers in the Hamptons.

Syd Sorenstein is Elie’s mentor and upstairs neighbor. A chic, opinionated financial advisor, widowhood has not extinguished her lust for living. A kickboxing fanatic and world traveler, Syd does exactly as she sees fit, with little interest in what others think.

Michael Delmonico, partner of Daniel, is entertaining and flamboyant. He is also self-centered and hopelessly disorganized, but has an eager list of clients waiting for his interior design services. Michael is Elie’s dearest friend, and Syd’s worst nightmare.

Life is good. Or is it? Elie makes a distressing discovery, Syd’s reputation is threatened and Michael gets shocking news from his past. Instead of easing comfortably into middle-age, each is forced to deal with unforeseen challenges, unresolved issues and reassessing what lies ahead.

Welcome to New York City, and a world of publishing, interior design, fashion and food.

“This book … will encourage women over a certain age to continue to pursue their dreams.” Greer Fay Cashman, The Jerusalem Post, New York Edition.

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