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Annelie Sylvan

It’s Time for Lisbeth

When Lisbeth’s husband suddenly leaves her after 40 years of marriage, an anger is unleashed in Lisbeth. An anger that cannot be contained within the walls of furnished rooms. She leaves their shared apartment and moves into a cabin in the woods. She needs to reset herself and be alone. The daughters are concerned about what she’s gotten herself into. They have no patience with her want for self-realization. Has she gone mad?

With new people around her and new insights, Lisbeth sees the world more clearly than she ever has. What does it really mean to age with dignity? Why should women live under the impossible pressure to look younger than they are? And dare a woman say that sex is less interesting after 60. It’s not completely uninteresting, but perhaps a little less so.

And then it is the lifelong motherhood. Can a woman ever take time out from her role as a mother and put her own well-being first? Hardly. But Lisbeth tries. After all, her daughters are both over 30. She doesn’t want to resign forever, just take a break to heal and hopefully come out the other side feeling a little more like herself. Like Lisbeth.

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Annelie Sylvan (b. 1963) is a journalist with a past in the daily press. For 25 years, she has been working as a freelance writer. It’s Time for Lisbeth is her debut novel.

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When Lisbeth’s husband suddenly leaves her after 40 years of marriage, an anger is unleashed in Lisbeth. An anger that cannot be contained within the walls of furnished rooms. She leaves their shared apartment and moves into a cabin in the woods. She needs to reset herself and be alone. The daughters are concerned about what she’s gotten herself into. They have no patience with her want for self-realization. Has she gone mad?

With new people around her and new insights, Lisbeth sees the world more clearly than she ever has. What does it really mean to age with dignity? Why should women live under the impossible pressure to look younger than they are? And dare a woman say that sex is less interesting after 60. It’s not completely uninteresting, but perhaps a little less so.

And then it is the lifelong motherhood. Can a woman ever take time out from her role as a mother and put her own well-being first? Hardly. But Lisbeth tries. After all, her daughters are both over 30. She doesn’t want to resign forever, just take a break to heal and hopefully come out the other side feeling a little more like herself. Like Lisbeth.

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