Don't Forget to Write: A Novel


In 1960, a young woman discovers a freedom she never knew existed in this exhilarating, funny, and emotional novel by the bestselling author of She's Up to No Good.

When Marilyn Kleinman is caught making out with the rabbi's son in front of the whole congregation, her parents ship her off to her great-aunt Ada for the summer. If anyone can save their daughter's reputation, it's Philadelphia's strict premier matchmaker. Either that or Marilyn can kiss college goodbye.

To Marilyn's surprise, Ada's not the humorless septuagenarian her mother described. Not with that platinum-blonde hair, Hermès scarf, and Cadillac convertible. She's sharp, straight-talking, takes her job very seriously, and abides by her own rules...mostly. As the summer unfolds, Ada and Marilyn head for the Jersey shore, where Marilyn helps Ada scope out eligible matches--for anyone but Marilyn, that is.

Because if there's one thing Marilyn's learned from Ada, it's that she doesn't have to settle. With the school year quickly approaching and her father threatening to disinherit her, Marilyn must make her choice for her future: return to the comfortable life she knows or embrace a risky, unknown path on her own.

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335 pages

Average rating: 8.34




Community Reviews

Jan 14, 2024
9/10 stars
This was a great read. The characters felt so real! I absolutely loved Aunt Ada in all of her cantankerousness. Underneath this she’s really a big softy. I loved the spunk of Marilyn and her spirit. The interactions between her and Ada were just so realistic and I felt as if I were right there with them.
Larry Burns
Aug 13, 2023
9/10 stars
A lovely story.

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