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An uncommon education : a novel, Elizabeth Percer

Label
An uncommon education : a novel
Title
An uncommon education
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Percer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Afraid of losing her parents at a young age--her father with his weak heart, her deeply depressed mother--Naomi Feinstein prepared single-mindedly for a prestigious future as a doctor. An outcast at school, Naomi loses herself in books, and daydreams of Wellesley College. But when Teddy, her confidant and only friend, abruptly departs from her life, it's the first devastating loss from which Naomi is not sure she can ever recover, even after her long-awaited acceptance letter to Wellesley arrives. Naomi soon learns that college isn't the bastion of solidarity and security she had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women, she is consumed by loneliness--until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake. The event marks Naomi's introduction to Wellesley's oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students. Naomi finally begins to detach from the past and so much of what defines her, immersing herself in this exciting and liberating new world and learning the value of friendship. But her happiness is soon compromised by a scandal that brings irrevocable consequences. Naomi has always tried to save the ones she loves, but part of growing up is learning that sometimes saving others is a matter of saving yourself"--Dust jacket
Citation location within source
  • May 14, 2012
  • May 01, 2012
  • April 15, 2012
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Percer, Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellesley College
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Loneliness
  • College students
  • Death
  • Young women
  • Women college students
Target audience
adult
Label
An uncommon education : a novel, Elizabeth Percer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD12122094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062110961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062110961
  • (OCoLC)758391915
Label
An uncommon education : a novel, Elizabeth Percer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BD12122094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062110961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062110961
  • (OCoLC)758391915

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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