The Year Roger Wasn't Well: A Novel

3 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060170790: The Year Roger Wasn't Well: A Novel
From the Publisher:

Wonderfully entertaining and witty, this book provides a hilarious take on life as it follows the adventures of the infectious Lizzie Reade, first introduced to readers in the highly acclaimed book Men in Trouble.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Stuart's enjoyable second novel (after Men in Trouble, 1988) is a lighthearted look at the coming-of-age of two rebellious WASPs. Lizzie Stuart spent her childhood in the liberal intellectual confines of Concord, Mass., ``amid the fires of Women's Liberation, and emerged unsinged.'' Nor did her four years at Harvard turn her into a member of the intelligentsia. (She thinks her new job in the Department of Corrections has something to do with correcting forms.) Lizzie has only two interests in life--men and marriage. Her enthusiasm for the jobs she is offered in bewildering abundance (considering her almost heroic ineptitude) hinges directly on the number of eligible males who work there. Lizzie embarks on an often hilarious romp from job to job and man to man. There's excruciatingly stuffy Hills Todd, ``the most eligible bachelor in Cambridge''; Tom Koch, an intense (married) reporter; and Roger Stoner, who is ``everything she always detested in a guy: athletic, assured, unscrewed up.'' For his part, Roger is charmed by her wacky wit and offbeat style and falls hopelessly in love. Although Roger and Lizzie marry, Roger turns out to be anything but unscrewed up. After an apparently blissful year of marriage, he announces that it's ``just not working out'' and leaves. Nothing in Lizzie's life is that simple, though, or that sad. She and Roger spend the next year on a roller coaster of reconciliation and separation. It's a year of self-discovery, too, as Lizzie learns that she can be successful in a career and survive without love. Roger learns that he has feelings and the power to improve his life. Stuart moves easily from sassy humor to the flat-out good times of youth to a gentle probing of her characters' humanity. An engaging portrait of two young people caught in the unique era when the '60s were ending and the ``Me Decade'' was just getting underway. -- Copyright 1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stuart, Sarah Payne
Published by Harpercollins (1994)
ISBN 10: 0060170794 ISBN 13: 9780060170790
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060170794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stuart, Sarah Payne
Published by Harpercollins
ISBN 10: 0060170794 ISBN 13: 9780060170790
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060170794 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1017366

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sarah Payne Stuart
Published by Harpercollins (1994)
ISBN 10: 0060170794 ISBN 13: 9780060170790
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060170794

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 66.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sarah P. Stuart
ISBN 10: 0060170794 ISBN 13: 9780060170790
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601707901.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 106.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds