Mermaids is the story of one wild year in the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Flax, when she and her sister move with Mrs. Flax into a sleepy 1960's Massachusetts town. Charlotte's main ambition in life is to become a saint, preferably martyred, though she's Jewish. She's smitten with the shy young caretaker at the convent at the top of the hill. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Coming of age
  • Words: 41,260
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301109265
About Patty Dann

Patty Dann is the author of THE GOLDFISH WENT ON VACATION: A MEMOIR OF LOSS and THE BABY BOAT: A MEMOIR OF ADOPTION. She has also published three novels, SWEET & CRAZY, MERMAIDS and STARFISH, which is a sequel to MERMAIDS. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. MERMAIDS was made into a movie, starring Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.

Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, O Magazine, The Oregon Quarterly, Redbook, More, Forbes Woman, Poets & Writers Magazine,"The Writer's Handbook," “ Dirt:The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House" and “This I Believe: On Motherhood.”

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