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Making Partner

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Title: Making Partner

Author: Con Chapman

Imprint: Joshua Tree Publishing

13-Digit ISBN: 978-0-9886577-1-7

Specs: 6 x 9 in; Perfect Bound; 396 Pages

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

Retail Price: $18.95

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It's difficult to recall how innocent we all were before 9/11/2001. As the year 1999 came to an end, the world worried that a single number—the "2" in "2000"—would bring modern life as we knew it to an end as a result of the problem that came to be known simply as "Y2K". Making Partner is set against this backdrop as four young people, Roderick Tribble, Melinda Pickels, Andrews de Groot and Sally Barnard, mix and match themselves within the confines of Rodman & Ward, an old-line Boston law firm that is on its last legs. John Rodman struggles to preserve the firm his Boston Brahmin father founded, while a rising generation of more aggressive lawyers seeks to grab the reins from him or leave with his clients. At the same time, Rodman must deal with the decline of his long-time partner Ned Ward, who is slipping into senility. A light-hearted romantic comedy, Making Partner will recall for the reader the way we were before the end of the last millennium.

Author Con Chapman

Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer.

In addition to Making Partner, he is the author of CannaCorn (Joshua Tree Publishing), and The Year of the Gerbil: How the Yankees Won (and the Red Sox Lost) the Greatest Pennant Race Ever, a history of the 1978 Red Sox-Yankees season.

He is the author of twenty-six plays, ten published, which have been performed in Boston, New York, and elsewhere.

He is the author of The Girl With the Cullender on Her Head and Other Wayward Women, a collection of light verse, and his poems have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Light Quarterly and Spitball, among other publications.

His humor has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe and, and he is a frequent contributor to the Boston Herald.

He blogs at, and his humor is available in print and Kindle formats on

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