“Insightful, relevant, at times witty, and always absorbing, Star Crossed is highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review

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Where can you meet Bette next?

Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm
Chicopee Public Library
Chicopee, MA

Monday, November 3 at 6:30pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
Springfield, MA


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I am extraordinarily pleased and proud to present to you my memoir, Star Crossed, published November 2013 through Headwinds Publishing, an imprint of Hard Press Editions.

You’ve already become acquainted with Richard in my blog. What you don’t know is that, when we met, he was a seventeen-year-old Jewish kid. I, at twenty-one, was a Catholic college senior. One day there he was, in the faculty lounge of his high school, where I’d been assigned to fulfill a practice teaching requirement.

Seven weeks later, we were engaged. This was 1968, when Jews and Catholics rarely married “outside.” To say our courtship was ill-received is an understatement. And then the fun began….

I’ve been told that the book is “poignant, funny, and inspirational.” This chronicle is full of the challenges of faith, family, and dreams put to the test. It gives courage to should-we-or-shouldn’t-we mixed couples of any kind and hope to their hand-wringing, where-did-we-go-wrong parents.

I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I did its telling.

For information about where I will be speaking and signing copies, see the Events page. And please follow me on Facebook for the latest!

For media inquiries and speaking engagements please contact my publicist, Liz Riviere,

Star Crossed by Bette Isacoff (press release) (read an excerpt)
ISBN-13: 978-0-6157-5281-5 | $16.95
soft cover | 6 x 9 inches |  208 pages
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