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Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Author: Alison Lurie
Falling in love was the last thing Vinnie had in mind. She met him on the plane. A most unsuitable man, she thought. Certainly not someone a sensible American professor on her way to do some serious research in London should consider becoming involved with. Yet there was something about Chuck Mumpson that Vinnie Miner found oddly irresistible......  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380898879
ISBN-10: 038089887X
Publication Date: 11/1985
Pages: 425
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3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
An extremely well written character study of two American academics in London whose paths cross as each finds love and passion. Virginia Miner, a 50ish unmarried tenured professor, is an Anglophile on leave to reearch a book. Fred Turner, a teacher at the same university, is recently separated, flat broke and miserable in this city where rain never seems to end. The book starts slowly, but is a terrific read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Beautifully, beautifully written book with elevated vocabulary and a keen sense of human emotion. Lurie touched on some human issues in this book that I've never read more accurately described. The tone of the book was a bit like Lurie portrayed the English - reserved, quiet, contemplative, academic. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a cerebral story. The fact that it won the Pulitzer is just secondary - it's an astounding book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A Pulitzer Prize winning novel - This book has one of the most memorable opening lines in any book I've read. "On a cold blowy February day a woman is boarding the ten a.m. flight to London, followed by an invisible dog."
The story is a witty charming transatlantic comedy. I enjoyed it very much.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book. Well-written, funny and touching. Definitely worth reading.
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