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“Luskin…approaches the matter of couples’ harmony by pinpointing forgiveness as the secret to a relationship’s longevity. He defines forgiveness as letting go of anger and despair when your partner doesn’t do what you want…Luskin’s steps toward full forgiveness…make a lot of sense once the author reminds readers that they made the choice to be with the person they’re with, and that their partner is flawed and so are they.  Luskin’s advice and case histories draw heavily on his own studies at the Stanford Forgiveness Project, which he directs.” – Publishers Weekly   
Meet the Author at the Downtown Library on Wednesday, 2/13/08 at 7:00 in the Fireplace Room!

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If you liked Bend It Like Beckham by director Gurinder Chadha, try Chadha’s What’s Cooking? This film is “a broad, highly accessible comedy that juxtaposes four dynamic families — black, Latino, Jewish and Asian — residing on the same street. Though often enjoyable, it’s an old-fashioned, feel-good movie…” — Variety

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If you like Nora Ephron’s screenplay’s –like Sleepless in Seattle or When Harry Met Sally— try Heartburn.  A biographical novel about the break-up of her marriage with journalist Carl Bernstein, with recipes.  I’ve never forgotten it’s warnings about the hazards of remodeling projects.  Weak relationships don’t withstand them.  And don’t miss Diane Shipley’s amazing review.

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