Susan Dworkin

Author, Playwright, Lecturer, Social Historian

The Garden Lady

Divided Light Projects, LLC, is pleased to announce the publication of a new novel, THE GARDEN LADY, by New York Times best-selling author Susan Dworkin.

THE GARDEN LADY is a story of complicity. Its huge rewards. Its encroaching terrors. A story very much for our time.

The heroine of the novel is Maxie Dash, a famous beauty, a fashion icon, the face of many national ads. Her first husband, a world-class photographer, took pictures of her in the nude which are so beautiful that they now hang in museums. On the cusp of her 50s, Maxie decides to make one more marriage, something permanent and restful, to a rich man who will guarantee her an affluent life and future security. Amazingly she finds the perfect man. Even more amazingly, she grows to love him.

Albert shares Maxie's passion for the opera. He willingly supports her favorite charities. He indulges her delight in public gardens and allows her to endow the community with their beauty. All he asks in return is that she give him her love and her unswerving loyalty and agree to know nothing -- absolutely nothing -- about his business.