THE COOPER FAMILY SAGA Patty Friedmann's entire New Orleans trilogy— the sweeping story of three generations (plus an inspiring bonus book!) is now available at an irresistible price! A thirty per cent savings, a priceless read. (Four reads, actually.) For more than half a century, the Coopers battle against several of the greatest scourges of the past century: the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, possibly the mob, and—not the least of them-- each other. First comes steadfast, upright Bernie. Then he marries headstrong Letty and Darby is born—along with Cooper Family Drama. Throughout this mesmerizing trilogy, each in her own way, Letty, Darby, and Darby’s daughter Honor, The Wannabe Mob Princess, manipulate, wise-crack, rebel, and otherwise misbehave their way through historical, marital, natural, and self-inflicted disasters. But despite their foibles, these ladies, as seen through Patty Friedmann’s subtly humorous, razor-honed prose, are guaranteed to charm and exhilarate. TOO JEWISH Like Patty Friedmann's father, young, brainy Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in New Orleans, where he marries the lovely Letty and finds an entirely new kind of prejudice against Jews—the kind that comes from other Jews. Sadly, they’re his own in-laws. The good news: a brilliant daughter named Darby. The bad (besides Letty’s parents): Darby doesn’t fit in either. GREEN EYES You just know a book titled GREEN EYES delivers all the good stuff--seduction, envy, Southern charm with all the accompanying treachery, (Scarlett O’Hara had them); and shopping. You heard right—we did say shopping— in Darby Cooper’s case, for the perfect human studhorse, a man who can pass along the gene that gets you into grad school along with the prettiest emerald orbs in Louisiana. Who wouldn’t want that for her kid? “The story is by turns humorous and heartbreaking, and the author is adept at capturing that quirky combination of love and resentment that characterizes so many families.” —School Library Journal DO NOT OPEN FOR 50 YEARS “A trio of eccentric women and the city of New Orleans come vividly alive...Quirky, irreverent and irresistible.” --Publishers Weekly THREE GENERATIONS OF WITTY, WILLFUL WOMEN…WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? The world turns upside down when Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, blasting apart three generations of women in the final installment of The Cooper Family Saga. Darby Cooper, the daughter of Bernie and Letty, has become a bestselling New Orleans author, drawing on the tragedy of her father’s life. Letty, now your classic Tough Old Babe in teetering heels and designer shoes, is missing—possibly a casualty of the storm-- although nobody who knows Letty really thinks Katrina would be much of a match for her. And Honor, Darby’s beautiful green-eyed daughter, has evacuated to Florida, gotten engaged to a mobster, and brought him home to Mama. Can these three somehow find each other and some way work it all out? Who will like this saga: Women (men too) partial to dark humor, Jewish fiction, family dramas, and slyly humorous literary fiction. And everyone who loves New Orleans! BONUS BOOK! In addition to the three dynamic fictional women you’ll meet, The Cooper Family Saga box set includes the story of a vibrant real-life heroine-- ART OF A JEWISH WOMAN: The True Story of How a Penniless Holocaust Escapee Became an Influential Modern Art Connoisseur by Henry Massie Art of a Jewish Woman is a memoir and biography of Massie's mother, a brilliant and beautiful woman who escaped the Holocaust and participated in many of the most critical periods of the 20th Century. One part historical biography, weaving World War II era European cultural relationships with the history of Modern Art, and one part inspirational romance, it paints a vivid portrait of Felice as a bold and indomitable spirit.