Last Chance honestly explores, with insight and sensitivity, the very real concerns of older singles seeking the fulfillment of a Jewish home life.
Through the inner thoughts and outer lives of four unique characters and their respective families, this well-crafted novel gracefully brings the interpersonal dynamics and hidden tensions of life into focus to create an emotionally-riveting read that will captivate you until the very last page.
Estelle Bruner and Sheila Liepzig couldn't be more different, yet both are caught in the same predicament. Both are still single, still searching — though at age 42, Estelle is beginning to lose hope. Will she ever merit a husband and a home? She struggles to reshape her inner landscape, yet finds that giving up long-held convictions is anything but easy.
What about Sheila? With everything going for her, why is she still alone at past age 30?
Elchanan Hacohen moves across the ocean to pursue his dreams — while Yerachmiel Kantor is convinced that it's just a matter of time before his come true, so why should he engage in fruitless introspection?
Enter the inner world of older singlehood. It's a world of trials and successes, where hard choices are constantly made, where the stakes are high, a world in which where there's no choice but to grow as a human being and as a Jew.