Eric Hoffer Award Finalist for Commercial Fiction 2016.
SLIDING is a touching and funny novel set in New York and Chicago in the mid-1980s. Friends since childhood, two attractive single women in their early thirties grapple with life’s problems and provide support for each other through visits and phone calls. Follow Daphne and Maggie through changing life seasons as they journey through marriage, children, divorce, wealth, alcoholism, friendship, truth and love. Whether you are already present for someone going through difficult times or simply want inspiration you’ll be carried right along as Foster treats these events with wit and wisdom to produce an entertaining yet cautionary tale.
Jane Foster strikes again with eloquence in Sliding. Her characters lay bare often hidden realities of living the high life in 1980s New York, performing in ways only a true insider would know. —Anne Yelland, co-author of ‘Boulevard Beausejour’
Perhaps more than anywhere else, New York has mood swings, from the buoyancy and optimism of the earlier 1980s, to a financial crash in 1987 and the anxiety that followed. Sliding is a warm and witty reminder of life there in the mid 1980s, indelibly catching this period in an extraordinary decade. —Lord Risby, British parliamentarian
What makes Sliding so special? As with fiction, it’s all about voice: that special magic that brings words to life. Jane has a voice many authors aspire to but few find. Her story offers a powerful message with a spark of hope, plenty of humor, and an abundance of inspiration. —Jim McGregor, MSW, author of The Tao of Recovery
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Book Type Paperback ISBN 9781623860172 Author Jane Foster Publisher Green Dragon Books
Customer Reviews 6 item(s)
- A Book One Cannot Put Down
- From the pen of Jane Foster comes another fascinating novel. She writes so beautifully, she knows her New York and Chicago and you become friends with her characters. This is a book one cannot put down. I highly recommend it.
- I loved this book as much as I loved Jane's first ...
- I loved this book as much as I loved Jane's first book "Below Sea Level". She writes in a very personable way which makes you feel a part of the character's lives. She's easy to read, makes you think, and makes you appreciate life changes and the value of friendship. Keep writing Jane!
- Rich and purposeful; she seduces us with characters that are smart, intelligent and wildly sophisticated
- Just as she has done before, Foster draws us into her new story with a subtle yet assured hand. Her prose is elegant, rich and purposeful; she seduces us with characters that are smart, intelligent and wildly sophisticated. This is a landscape she clearly knows from the inside, both materially and psychologically. She is in total command of her message, how lucky for us all.
- Jane Foster Strikes Again
I loved Jane Foster's first novel, Below Sea Level, and I was very excited to hear about the release of her second novel. Sliding did not disappoint and is a charming story of love, friendship and addiction.
Jane Foster has a style of writing that is firm and gentle at the same time. In Sliding Jane takes on the extremely serious and often complicated subject of alcoholism with clarity and humor.
For anybody who knows some one in AA, or who has dealt with, or is dealing with alcoholism in their life, this is an amazing look into the reality of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sliding unveils the tangled web of deceit and insanity that may exist in the lives of suffering alcoholics, and demystifies some of the questions associated AA.
It is a book that is entertaining and informative, delivering a message of love and hope to it's reader while taking us on a fascinating ride through 1980's New York!
A definite 5 star, an entertaining and worthwhile read.
- Delightful and Provocative
- What makes Sliding so special? As with fiction, it's all about voice: the fairy dust that brings words to life, gives them a heartbeat. Jane has a voice many authors would cheerfully give a limb for. Her story offers a powerful message with a glimmer of hope, a ton of humor, and a boat load of inspiration.
- Warm and Witty
- Perhaps more than anywhere else, New York has mood swings, from the buoyancy and optimism of the earlier 1980s, to a financial crash in 1987 and the anxiety that followed. Sliding is a warm and witty reminder of life there in the mid 1980s, indelibly catching this period in an extraordinary decade