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alison lury

literary fiction

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02 November 2022

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02 November 2022


This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows two American academics in London, a young man and a middle-aged woman, as they become involved in unexpected romances.
In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the kind of woman nobody notices, despite her career as an Ivy League teacher. She doubts that she can get a man’s attention if she waves a brightly colored object in front of him. And although she loves her work, her specialty, popular nursery rhymes, she earns little respect from her fellow academics. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have seen as a potential romantic partner. In a western-style suit and rawhide tie, he’s a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. She is the complete opposite of her type, but before Vinnie realizes her, she spends more and more time with him.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a handsome young English teacher whose marriage and self-esteem are in tatters. But Fred Turner is also about to find solace in the arms of England’s most beautiful actress. Elegant and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous but eccentric London scene that she never expected to find.

The course of these two relationships forms the story of Foreign Affairs, a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining and moving story from the author of The War Between the Tates. and The Last Resort, “one of the most skillful and ingenious novelists in this country” (The New York Times).
This e-book features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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