Time In A Bottle: Could The Fountain of Youth Be Real?

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Black Rose Writing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.68 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author
Marjorie Klein's first novel, Test Pattern (Wm. Morrow Publishers, 2000; HarperCollins/Perennial 2001) was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection. Boom! A Miami Beach Story was published in 2021. Her essays and narrative nonfiction have appeared in various publications, including 20 years of writing for Tropic, the Miami Herald's former Sunday magazine. Recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and an MFA from Florida International University, she served as a preliminary judge for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for 13 years and is a member of the Flatiron Writers group in Asheville. She has taught in writing programs at the university level in Florida and North Carolina, and presently lives in the Asheville, NC area.

"Time in a Bottle is a story so delightful, so exquisitely told, and so exhilarating that you'll want to stand up and cheer when you've finished. Marjorie Klein is always fun to read, and here she is at the top of her game. She's breathed life into her characters, into Lorelei, Sharleen, and Juan, into the irascible Corabelle and the preternatural Winona, and these irresistible folks breathe life into us. Lorelei thinks she's found the fountain of youth but may have found something more important-herself." -John Dufresne, author of I Don't Like Where This Is Going

"Once again the fans of Marjorie Klein can celebrate as she brings a magical elixir of whimsy and gravitas to a tale that is spelling-binding in more ways than one. The city of Miami is a willing accomplice, providing a pitch-perfect backdrop to what is a wise meditation on youth and aging, disguised as a romp. A non-trigger warning: readers will revel in knowing nods of recognition and happy tears of laughter." -Madeleine Blais is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of Queen of the Court: The Many Lives of Tennis Legend Alice Marble

"In this novel, Marjorie Klein bottles water from the Fountain of Youth with wacky humor, pop culture, sexy lingerie and an alluring sense of place (southeastern Florida). The magical water may be elusive, but the promise of a second chance at life and love will sustain readers long after they finish the book." -Heather Newton, author of The Puppeteer's Daughters and Under the Mercy Trees

"What do Florida, lingerie saleswomen and The Fountain of Youth have in common? Time In A Bottle, a book with enough lace and larceny to keep the hilarity flowing. Watch out readers, this one's hard to put down!" -Maryedith Burrell, Emmy-award winning writer and producer

"Time in a Bottle is audacious and touching and comic and wonderfully written. It's an adventure, one that relies on a fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon, and present-day characters who are frayed by time, then re-invigorated. You'll be taken inside a world that is both magnetic and charming, a world you'd never be able to experience except here, in these pages." -Judy Goldman, author of Child: A Memoir

"Marjorie Klein is a teller of tales. Her colorful characters are exaggerated versions of people we recognize. It's a glorious ride! But, make no mistake, there's a lesson to be learned: the desperation to be forever young is very real." -Susan L. Brooks, Changing the Face of Aging

"Marjorie Klein has written a terrific book! Time in a Bottle is a page-turner that begins when a fountain of youth is discovered in the Miami backyard of a 60-something lingerie store owner. Nuanced characters, real wit, and an engrossing, original plot make this modern-day Tuck Everlasting a novel to savor and enjoy. I loved it." -Dan Elish, author of Nine Wives