A Shoe Story

A Shoe Story

Jane L. Rosen2022
"From the author of Eliza Starts a Rumor and Nine Women, One Dress comes a captivating novel about a young woman who has one month and a closetful of shoes to discover the future she thought she'd left behind. Boxes packed and graduation gown on, Esme Nash is ready to sprint down the path to start her life: a move to New York City, an apartment with her loving college boyfriend, and a fancy job at an art gallery. But then tragedy strikes, and instead of heading to Manhattan, she returns home to care for her ailing father, leaving every bit of her dream behind. Seven years-and a lifetime-later, Esme is offered an opportunity to house-sit for a stranger while taking care of her dog and closetful of designer shoes in Greenwich Village for the month of August. She jumps at a second chance for the future that was meant to be hers. As Esme retraces her steps, one pair of borrowed shoes at a time, making new friends and reconnecting with an old love, she tries on versions of herself she didn't know existed. But the hazy August city days and warm summer nights pass too quickly, and Esme must decide how much of the life she imagined still fits, and what-and who-is on the road ahead of her"--
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Beth Semlies @bsemlies
5 stars
Aug 12, 2022

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