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Foreign Affairs: A Novel
Foreign Affairs A Novel
Author: Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE — 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 sat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812976311
ISBN-10: 0812976312
Publication Date: 11/14/2006
Pages: 304
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2.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 9
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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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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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