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Author Goldstone, Deena
Title Surprise me : a novel / Deena Goldstone
Publisher New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016
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 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Goldstone, D    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript 316 pages ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Summary "The fragile dream of becoming a writer takes hold during Isabelle Rothman’s senior year of college. Against all advice, she begins a one-on-one tutorial with a once highly praised novelist, Daniel Jablonski, who is known on campus for being eccentric, difficult, and disengaged. Despite his reputation, Isabelle loves his early novels and harbors a secret hope that Daniel might teach her how to write such luminous prose. But their first meeting is a disaster: Daniel is unprepared, never having read the chapters she submitted, and does not apologize. Over the semester, they gingerly form a bond that begins to anchor both of them. And over the next twenty years, as they live very separate lives—Isabelle in Northern California and Daniel finally settled in a tiny New Hampshire town—they reach out through e-mails, phone calls, and occasional visits. Their continual connection helps Isabelle find the courage to take risks and enables Daniel to work through layers of regret and begin to write again. They are the single constant and the most profound influence in each other’s life. In a final collaboration, the boundaries between teacher and student give way to a work that heals something in both of them. Each truly sees the other as extraordinary—as people do when they love—and that belief makes all the difference." --from Amazon
Subject Literary -- Fiction
Writers -- Fiction
College professors -- Fiction
Genre Love stories.
ISBN 9780385541237

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