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Foreign Affairs (Large Print)
Foreign Affairs - Large Print
Author: Allison Lurie
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780896216259
ISBN-10: 089621625X
Publication Date: 5/1985
Pages: 511
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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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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Great book. Well-written, funny and touching. Definitely worth reading.
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LARGE PRINT -- The casually intermingled stories of two American college professors on sabbatical in London. At 54, Vinnie Miner is a noted authority on children's literature and a devoted anglophile. She is also dismially aware of herself as aging and unmarried. ......


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