Coming Out

Coming Out

Danielle Steel

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a hectic felony occupation, an exceptional marriage, and a manner of coping with her thriving family members with grace, humor, and boundless power. With dual daughters completing highschool, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her moment marriage, there seems no problem to which Olympia can't upward thrust. until eventually one sunny day in might, whilst she opens a call for participation for her daughters to wait the such a lot unique coming-out ball in New York–and chaos erupts throughout her. One twin’s pleasure is balanced by way of the other’s outrage; her earlier husband’s profound snobbism is in sharp distinction to her present husband’s flat refusal to attend.

For Olympia’s husband, Harry, whose mom and dad survived the Holocaust, the assumption of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born insurgent, concurs– whereas Veronica’s exact dual, Virginia, is already buying the fitting costume. Then there’s Olympia’s ex, an unbearable snob, who sees the ball because the ideal chance for a kinfolk feud. And amid all of the hubbub, Olympia’s college-age son, Charlie, is dealing with a turning aspect in his life–and might have his mom greater than ever. yet regardless of all of it, Olympia is decided to lead her relatives throughout the occasion until eventually, simply days earlier than the cotillion, issues start to resolve with alarming speed.

From a son’s drawback to a daughter’s heartbreak, from a case of the chook pox to a political debate raging in her family, Olympia is at the verge of give up. and that's whilst, in a chain of startling offerings and adjustments of center, kin, associates, or even a blue-haired teen all have the ability to show an evening of calamity into a night of magic. As previous wounds are healed, obstacles are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball turns into a catalyst for swap, revelation, popularity, and love.

In a unique that's by means of turns profound, poignant, relocating, and warmly humorous, Danielle metal tells the tale of a unprecedented family–finding new methods of letting pass, stepping up, and coming the ways in which subject most.

From the Hardcover edition.

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