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The Last Chance Hardcover – Jul 1976


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Edition edition (July 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671222740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671222741
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,047,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By jo on 14 Nov. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
So well written. The story flowed with these four womens lives which I found to be so realistic and of its time. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested life in America in the 50's. I came upon Rona Jaffe by seeing her book The Best of Everything in the series Mad Men. It was the first chic lit book to be written and as far as I am concerned the best I have ever read. Thoroughly recommend both books to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or a few nice chocolates.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Grips You From the First Page... 7 May 2006
By Mercedes J. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This being my 6th Rona Jaffe book, I again have nothing but praise for her work. This book sucks you in, right from the first page of the prolouge. The book starts at the end, in December of 1975, and at the funeral of one of four friends. Who's funeral is it?...while you may think you have it figured out throughout the book, you'll be very surpised at the ending.

This is the story of four friends...Margot - Local news anchor, and very depressed and cynical woman who has one night stands to try and find happiness...Nikki - Bored with her husband constantly trying to make her decisions for her, and putting down all that she finds pleasure in, she leaves the country for an apartment in the city, and learns life's not so easy on your own...Ellen - Married to 'Good 'Ol Hank', has numerous affairs to try and fill the void of a loveless marriage to a man she barely even likes, while her children become strangers to her...and Rachel - A beautiful young women married to a very wealthy man who adores her and she him, gets tired of being a social butterfly and decides to go back to school and do something with her life, meanwhile, unbeknownst to her, an increasingly dangerous man has a unhealthy obsession with her, and has taken to following and spying on her, all the while nearing his breaking point.

In the end, I loved this book. It was so hard to put down, and you never knew which way the story was going to take you. I can't wait to read my next Rona Jaffe book...I know I won't be disappointed!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Another Winner 28 Oct. 2011
By Jill Shure - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am addicted to Jaffe's books. This one followed in the same vein as her other novels in that it delves into the lives of four well-educated women in the throws of their mid-life disappointments. When Jaffe wrote this, she was dealing with the 1970s and was questioning 1950's values which had defined her and her female contemporaries. Beautiful, frustrated, and sexually curious, these four women are breaking with old values and leaving comfortable, if not satisfying, traditional marriages, a prevalent event in that era.

Though dated and defined by that revolutionary decade, the book is still a joy to read.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Very compelling Book 15 Jan. 2002
By cwedemeyer@milchstrasse.de - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"The last Chance" was the first Jaffe novel that I discovered and it`s still my favorite(on place #2 I would put "Class Reunion").
"The last Chance" is about a group of women living in NYC and having all kinds of (thrilling) experiences with love, their jobs, their children etcetera.
A very unpredictable ending. Definitely a novel worth 5 stars rating.
I know only one other author whom I would give 5 stars, and that is Nancy Thayer.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good Reading 2 May 2008
By Katherine Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Exciting. I would recommend this book. Interesting and likable characters. A very important and life altering year for 4 very different woman.
The writing style is good, so I'm happy with the book itself 11 Aug. 2014
By Susan SImpler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is large print. I don't care for large print. I just started the novel. The writing style is good, so I'm happy with the book itself.
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