Joyce Smothers

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With minimal plot and maximal dialogue, the author brings [the two protagonists of Love Is One of the Choices ] through their respective sexual awakenings and to new realization of their inner—and outer—selves. Klein's characters are reactions against stereotypes: a father who cooks and a mother who doesn't, a boy...

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With minimal plot and maximal dialogue, the author brings [the two protagonists of Love Is One of the Choices] through their respective sexual awakenings and to new realization of their inner—and outer—selves. Klein's characters are reactions against stereotypes: a father who cooks and a mother who doesn't, a boy who loves Alice in Wonderland, and lots of people over forty who admit to having and enjoying sex. The book moves right along, with many very funny conversations. But the world she has created is a rarefied one, in which everyone is brilliant and/or sophisticated, and there is always time to talk. It's fun to visit, but does anyone really live there?

Joyce Smothers, in a review of "Love Is One of the Choices," in Library Journal, Vol. 103, No. 20, November 15, 1978, p. 2351.

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