Confessions of a Turtle Wife by Anita Salzberg

By Anita Salzberg

A turtle spouse is a girl (or a man—sometimes often called a “turtle husband”) married to a person captivated with nature’s shelled wonders. whilst Anita Salzberg marries her husband, Allen, she discovers that she has additionally married his not-so-little turtle pastime. Over the process the booklet and various unbelievable escapades—sheltering a ginormous snapping turtle within the bath, ogling tortoises having intercourse at the lounge ground, and looking for turtles in puppy shops throughout America—Turtle spouse turns into turtle lover. Even those that have by no means saved a puppy turtle will take pleasure in this laugh-out-loud tale of a turtle-challenged marriage

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It is December and the boxes are freezing next to the woodpile in my garage. Immediately I cover each box with a heavy, navy blue, one-hundred-percent wool American Airlines blanket. But I don't open them. For over an hour, while the sun sets and it gets really cold in my garage, I sit on one of the orange crushed-velvet chairs. For over a year I am unable to open the boxes my father sends me. Every morning, I go out to the garage and stand directly in front of the boxes, imagining what's packed inside.

Like what are we doing in Haiti. When I am fourteen. In 1968, according to the Encyclopedia Judaica, there are only fifty Jews left in the whole country. Haiti has never been hospitable to my people. Unlike Jamaica and Cuba, which opened their arms wide. I want to ask Marvin how we get to Port-au-Prince from Dayton, Ohio. It's a long, long way from the Midwest. Although why we go in August I understand. Completely. August is the only time Marvin leaves Dayton. For three reasons. First: Business is slow at the parking lots.

I thought she gave it to me. To keep. Forever. How could she want it back? I write Aunt Shirley a letter explaining what's going on with her big sister. And ask her to intervene, please. Aunt Shirley calls Edith and they discuss it. My mother writes me to say that she just wants to borrow the album back for a little bit. Then I can have it. For good. I think Judy and Jan find out that she gave me the pictures. And they're mad and have stopped speaking to Edith. That's why there's all this trouble now.

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