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A Cooler Climate
by Zena Collier
At forty-five, Iris Prue is in trouble. She has left her affluent husband for an artist who has now deserted her. Her money is running out. She can't seem to hold a job. In a panic, she takes a job as a housekeeper for Broadway lawyer Leo Tanner and his wife, Paula, at their summer place in Maine. Iris' friends are appalled, as is her daughter Callie, a successful lawyer. ...more
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Forty-five-year-old Iris has left her wealthy plastic-surgeon husband, and accepted a poor settlement for a quick divorce so that she can be with her younger artist-boyfriend, Oliver, who has promptly ditched her. Iris is distraught. She's not the only one. Her daughter, Callie, a lawyer, is angry with her mother and when Iris asks for a loan—one of many loans that Iris is asking of her daughter and close friends—the request is denied. Iris, untrained, incapable of keeping a job when she finds o ...more