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Star Crossed
SKU: 978-0-615-75281-5
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ISBN: 978-0-615-75281-5. 6x9", 208 pages. 

Bette Isacoff, on a practice-teaching assignment at a New Haven, CT high school, walked into the Teachers’ Lounge one day. There, she spotted a seventeen-year-old Jewish kid.  She, twenty-one and Catholic, already had college graduation in her sights. Seven weeks later, the two were engaged.  This was 1968, when Jews and Catholics rarely married “outside.”

To say their courtship was ill-received is an understatement. And so the fun began . . . Yet from this unlikely set of circumstances came a forty-three year (and counting) marriage and eventual --if grudging-- acceptance all around. Poignant, funny, and inspirational, this chronicle is full of the challenges of faith, family, and dreams put to the test—a tale to make even the most hard-nosed cynic believe in love. 

"Star Crossed is a gentle but moving book, an innocent yet powerful portrait of two people from different worlds. They are people we love, coming together against all odds. It is a book that captures a time, fearful parents and loving ones, and the youthful, wise optimism that endures. A true love story. We rejoice."Patricia MacLachlan, author/playwright. National Endowment for the Humanities medal recipient and Newbury Medal award winner for Sarah, Plain and Tall 

Bette Isacoff has been a high school English teacher, juvenile probation officer, and computer programmer. She is also a registered nurse. Bette bred, trained, and exhibited Champion, Group, and Best in Specialty Show winning Finnish Spitz under the Kitsuna (reg.) prefix. She is credited with bringing the breed from total obscurity in this country to recognition by the American Kennel Club. Her writing has appeared in the AKC GAZETTE, DOG FANCY, Golden Ages Magazine, and The National Observer. She was the creator and twenty year editor of The Finnish Line (monthly newsletter of the Finnish Spitz Club of America), and is a professional member of the Dog Writers Association of America. Isacoff obtained her BA, and MFA in Creative Writing, from Albertus Magnus College. She and her husband reside in The Berkshires.



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