No More Dancing the Jig
By Michael Haley
Margaret Matlin is a thirty-something woman who dares to pursue the ultimate goal of womanhood: absolute happiness. Spurred on by a prophetic dream and blessed with beauty, a secure intelligence, and an avaricious drive, she chooses to go after what will satisfy her maximum sensibility.
Leaving behind the restrictive profession of teaching English--which she feels has sapped her creativity--Margaret decides to expand her horizons and let a more conscious fate be her guide. She pledges to find her truth in the world, setting out to build a brand new life for herself with the help of those around her. Along the way, she befriends many, finding infinite wisdom and insight into how our individual destinies can be suppressed for so long and yet be uplifting and rewarding once discovered.
An intriguing character study, this novel follows the path of one woman as she re-creates herself in the pursuit of a "happiness too good for words.