Retirement doesn't spell the end after all, in this rousing journey through loss and rebirth
Max has lived a long and fulfilling life. He and his wife were star trapeze artists and acrobats in the Brandon Brothers circus. But with her passing, he's left alone in New York, and suffers a heart attack after a terrifying mugging. Without family to fall back on, Max is forced to leave his beloved Manhattan for a rest home in Westchester. He fears it will be the end of him - but in this stirring novel, retirement means a new beginning. In Westchester, Max meets Lettie, a kind widow, and the rambunctious and intelligent Alison, her daughter. And through a new gig teaching juggling and stunts at a local middle school, and new relationships with unexpected allies in the boring suburbs, Max discovers that it's never too late to have a fresh start.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Lynne Sharon Schwartz's Balancing Acts

Hardback Editions

March 1982 : UK Hardback
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Title: Balancing Acts
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-575-03086-0 / 978-0-575-03086-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Balancing Acts
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-06-013702-9 / 978-0-06-013702-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Paperback Editions

November 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Balancing Acts (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-14-011944-2 / 978-0-14-011944-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Balancing Acts
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-7221-7637-6 / 978-0-7221-7637-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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August 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Balancing Acts
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-86721-145-8 / 978-0-86721-145-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove Pubns
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1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Balancing acts
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-89340-506-X / 978-0-89340-506-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Balancing Acts: A Novel
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Open Road Media
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