The Mermaid of BrooklynPaperback - 2013
Sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes--and a little help from a mermaid
Formerly an up-and-coming magazine editor, Jenny Lipkin is now your average, stretched-too-thin Brooklyn mom, tackling the challenges of raising two children in a cramped Park Slope walk-up. All she really wants is to survive the sweltering New York summer with a shred of sanity intact. But when her husband, Harry, vanishes one evening, Jenny reaches her breaking point. And in a moment of despair, a split-second decision changes her life forever.
Pulled from the brink by an unexpected ally, Jenny is forced to rethink her ideas about success, motherhood, romance, and relationships. But confronting her inner demons is no easy task…
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But with each day, she unspooled a little further away -- rolling over, eating food, sitting, walking, screaming., "Go away, Mommy!" -- the crimson thread connecting us unraveling more and more as she wandered out into the woods of the world. [ .... ] before I knew it, they would be off on the other side of the woods and I would long to tug on their crimson tether and call them tumbling home.
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