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Don't Forget to Write

(2023)
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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.
Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Grab your mink stole, put on your tightest girdle, dab on red lipstick and get ready to romp through the 1960s with headstrong Marilyn and her sassy aunt Ada. Don't Forget to Write will whisk you away to a beach vacation you'll never forget." - Jennifer Bardsley

"From the moment that Marilyn Kleinman lures the rabbi's son into making out with her during services and they crash through the stained glass in full view of the congregation, we know we're in for a wild ride that's going to be nothing but fun. Sara Goodman Confino writes the kinds of books I love: hilarious, thought-provoking, and filled with shenanigans from characters I adore. I loved every minute I was reading this book - and oh my goodness, I was gobsmacked by the surprise twist at the end!" - Maddie Dawson

"With her characteristic blend of humor and heart, Sara Goodman Confino has written another immersive, captivating story in her newest novel, Don't Forget to Write. Confino has also created another unforgettable character in the fierce and fearless Ada, who guides main character Marilyn to live life on her own terms - not what her family, or the world, expects. Don't Forget to Write is sure to capture readers' hearts - and sure to be the book everyone is talking about this summer!" - Elissa Grossell Dickey

"Wry and disarming, with characters so real they leap off the pages, Don't Forget to Write is an irresistible tale of summer love, family, and self-discovery. A humorous, joyful, and completely unforgettable book. Ada and Marilyn captured my heart!" - Paulette Kennedy

"The best type of love story... Don't Forget to Write is a wise, warmhearted, and witty tale about women determined to write their own stories." - Jean Meltzer

"Sara Goodman Confino has quickly become a master of multigenerational women's fiction. In Don't Forget to Write, twenty-year-old Marilyn is shipped off to her feisty great-aunt Ada's after shaming her parents in, of all places, synagogue. During the summer of penance, these strong-willed women form an unlikely bond, rife with matchmaking, Frank Sinatra, and a coveted red lipstick. But it's the life lessons that will have readers flipping pages - how these remarkable characters define their terms and create their own stories. Hilarious and heartwarming, this one's an absolute delight!" - Rochelle B Weinstein


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