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Foreign affairs: a novel
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[United States] : Open Road Media, 2013.
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows two American academics in London--a young man and a middle-aged woman--as they each fall into unexpected romances. In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she could get a man's attention if she waved a brightly colored object in front of him. And though she loves her work, her specialty--children's folk rhymes--earns little respect from her fellow scholars. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have viewed as a potential romantic partner. In a Western-cut suit and a rawhide tie, he is a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. He's the very opposite of her type, but before Vinnie knows it, she's spending more and more time with him. Also in London is Vinnie's colleague, a young, handsome English professor whose marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks. But Fred Turner is also about to find consolation--in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected to encounter. The course of these two relationships makes up the story of Foreign Affairs --a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining, poignant tale from the author of The War Between the Tates and The Last Resort , "one of this country's most able and witty novelists" ( The New York Times ). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author's personal collection.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Award: Alison Lurie's supremely entertaining masterwork about two American scholars, both alone in London, who find romance in the most unlikely places Prim, divorced, and middle-aged, Vinnie Miner gave up on love long ago. On her way to London to research a book about children's folk rhymes-a scholarly pursuit that even her fellow academics sneer at-she finds herself sitting next to the man who will change the course of her life. Brash and naïve, he is a sanitary engineer from Oklahoma on a package vacation. Also in London is Vinnie's colleague, the young, handsome English professor Fred Turner. His marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks, but he is about to find consolation in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected-or prepared-to encounter. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author's personal collection.
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Lurie, A. (2013). Foreign affairs: a novel. [United States]: Open Road Media.

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Lurie, Alison. 2013. Foreign Affairs: A Novel. [United States]: Open Road Media.

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Lurie, Alison, Foreign Affairs: A Novel. [United States]: Open Road Media, 2013.

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Lurie, Alison. Foreign Affairs: A Novel. [United States]: Open Road Media, 2013. Web.

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