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Coming Out by Danielle Steel

Coming Out (2006)

by Danielle Steel

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  LynneQuan | Oct 15, 2017 |
A short, but sweet book that tries to pack a lot into a few chapters. It has to do with passing on traditions and whether or not they should be passed on, how children can surprise their parents, and how important family should be, no matter what it looks like. ( )
  mrsmalory | Jul 30, 2016 |
This is much too short a book to handle all the issues Danielle Steel tries to pull in. (Spoiler) But they all live happily ever after. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Sep 24, 2015 |
coming out by danielle steel
After their trip to Europe the girls would be dropped off at Brown University and she'd have
Max all to herself as he started school for the new year.
Virginia and Veronica are going to the ball.
The oldest son has a lot of options as to what he will be doing with his life.
The girls find out they have to goto the ball or their father won't pay for their educations
at Brown. The Jewish mother in law even wants to go. It's a traditional thing for Olivia, the mother who at her coming out, last danced with her father before he died.
The youngest son Max thinks because of all the mayhem with 'coming out' that they should just
all 'stay home'. What a cute attitude. he' only 5.
A tattoo on her back, measles, cold of the century, a broken ankle and the ball is Saturday and Charlie is hiding a secret and her husband just won't go to the ball.
A lot of other obstacles occur the day of the ball... ( )
  jbarr5 | Jul 25, 2013 |
In this book Olympia a mother of 4 children .. 3 from her first marriage to Chancey who like her came from the Blue.Blood money of old and one 5 yr old son Max to her husband Harry who is Jewish.
Her twin daughters get an invitation to a coming out ball just like Olympia did as a young girl. She loved the deb ball when she did it and thought it was a good thing for the girls to do it , when she tells her family about it all hell breaks lose and everything changes between now and the night of the ball. All kinds of fights and troubles ..... leading to surprises things in the end ( )
  dbhutch | Feb 18, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044024207X, Mass Market Paperback)

Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming-out ball in New York–and chaos erupts all around her. One twin’s excitement is balanced by the other’s outrage; her previous husband’s profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband’s flat refusal to attend.

For Olympia’s husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue-blood debutante ball is abhorrent. Her daughter Veronica, a natural-born rebel, agrees– while Veronica’s identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress. Then there’s Olympia’s ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud. And amid all the hubbub, Olympia’s college-age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life–and may need his mother more than ever. But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed.

From a son’s crisis to a daughter’s heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender. And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue-haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic. As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love.

In a novel that is by turns profound, poignant, moving, and warmly funny, Danielle Steel tells the story of an extraordinary family–finding new ways of letting go, stepping up, and coming out...in the ways that matter most.

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When Olympia Rubinstein's twin daughters are invited to a debutante ball, chaos erupts. One twin and Olympia's ex-husband are anxious to go, while the other twin and Olympia's current husband refuse to go.

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