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Rona Jaffe (1931–2005)

Author of The Best of Everything

Includes the names: Rona Jaffe, Rona Jeffe, Rona Jaffee, Ronna Jaffe, Rona; Rona Jaffe Jaffe

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1,591 (1,663)5612,138 (3.46)30
The Best of Everything 535 copies, 32 reviews
Class Reunion 192 copies, 5 reviews
Mazes & Monsters 181 copies, 2 reviews
After the Reunion 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Road Taken 109 copies, 6 reviews
The Room-Mating Season 90 copies, 4 reviews
Five Women 71 copies, 2 reviews
An American Love Story 70 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Chance 54 copies
The Cousins 48 copies
The Other Woman 29 copies
Family Secrets 26 copies
Fame Game 24 copies
Away from Home 17 copies
Mazes and Monsters [1982 film] (Original novel) 22 copies, 1 review
The Best of Everything [1959 film] (Original novel) 7 copies
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Rona Jaffe, a lifelong New Yorker, grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She was working as an editor with Fawcett Publications in 1958 when she published her first novel, The Best of Everything, which became a bestseller and was later adapted into a film. The novel electrified readers and reviewers with its authentic description of the struggles of ambitious, intelligent women in the working world and in their relationships with men. She was the author of 16 books, many of which also became bestsellers. She founded The Rona Jaffe Foundation, which presents annual awards to promising women writers of literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
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