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Shining Through Jennifer Weiner, author of ''In Her Shoes'' and ''Good in Bed,'' recommends Susan Isaacs' 1988 novel, ''Shining Through.'' ''Shining...Shining ThroughFiction Jennifer Weiner, author of ''In Her Shoes'' and ''Good in Bed,'' recommends Susan Isaacs' 1988 novel, ''Shining Through.'' ''Shining...2003-10-17HarperTorch

Shining Through

Genre: Fiction; Author: Susan Isaacs; Status: In Season; Publisher: HarperTorch

Jennifer Weiner, author of ”In Her Shoes” and ”Good in Bed,” recommends Susan Isaacs’ 1988 novel, ”Shining Through.”

”Shining Through” was made into a very bad movie. (Who, for the love of God, decided that Melanie Griffith could play a Jew?) Ignore that, and meet Linda Voss, the sharp-tongued cynic with a heart of toffee, an alcoholic mother, and a killer crush on her married boss (while, of course, Mr. Right is right under her nose). The story of how she manages to sort out her love life – and save the world from the Nazis in the process – is a thrilling tale that entertains and empowers at the same time.

Originally posted October 17 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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