Deborah Schwartz Releases Novel WOMAN ON TOP
Woman on Top, Deborah Schwartz, Laudan Press
Whether it's Woody Allen's latest movie, Blue Jasmine, or looking at the recent cover of The New Yorker magazine showing Anthony Weiner on top of the Empire State Building, one has to wonder has anything changed since Nora slammed the door over a hundred years ago in Ibsen's iconic play A Doll's House? Deborah Schwartz made sure that they did in her timely novel, Woman on Top (Laudan Press). The juxtaposition of Jasmine sitting on a bench jabbering aimlessly at the end of Woody's movie, and Kate, the heroine in Deborah's novel, sitting on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, is striking!
Deborah Schwartz makes her literary debut with a story that captures the essence and excesses of New York City and is a gem of a read. Woman on Top is a captivating, sexy and romantic tale of the seduction of enormous money, heady excitement and luxurious glamour.
Falling prey to Len, a very wealthy Wall Street banker who is hell-bent on acquiring her as his next deal, Kate struggles after the death of her husband to keep control amidst the detours of a tempestuous New York romance. As witness to a world of power and greed that life in New York offers to a vulnerable woman, can Kate ultimately rescue herself from the lure that is Len's world?
Throughout this compelling story, which is inspired by actual events from the author's own life, Schwartz cleverly weaves self-empowering thoughts into her heroine's exploits, making it less the 'damsel in distress' and more the infinitely successful 'woman on top!' In this amazing look at a woman's journey to finding herself, readers will both laugh and cry as they relate to Kate and her decisions, emotions and experiences.
While following her quest for a reaffirmation of life and love, including a surprising adventure, Kate's story touches on the unexpected pleasures and decisions we face throughout our lives. Readers who have dreamed of, or survived, a "Len" in their lives, will recognize themselves in Kate as she searches to find what matters most in her new life. What does a 35 year-old woman who seems to have it all do when the rug is pulled out from under her? Kate's struggle to find inner strength on her journey down a slippery slope with a Wall Street man leaves readers wondering and rooting for her to land as the 'woman on top.' For more information, visit: www.deborahschwartz.net.
Born and raised in New York, Deborah Schwartz graduated from Tufts University and then obtained her Masters in History at Columbia University where she wrote a thesis on "Feminism in Eighteenth Century England." She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Today, Deborah's passion is writing and she incorporated her achievement of having reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 into her debut novel. A New Yorker to the core, Deborah is most grateful to be the mother of her two grown children.
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Woman on Top
Publisher: Laudan Press (May 30, 2013)