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A wonderful stroke of luck

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A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love00As a member of the Honor Society at Bailey Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Ben falls under the tutelage of Pierre LaVerdere, a brilliant, enigmatic teacher who instructs his charges on how to discuss current events, how to think about art and literature, and how to form opinions for themselves. Ben develops close friendships with LaVerdere?s other disciples, and as the years go by the legacy of their teacher and his words remain strong. As Ben moves on, first to college and then to the turbulence of post-grad life in New York City, he comes to feel the pace of his life accelerating, his relationships a jumble, and his career plans in a constant state of flux. What did Bailey really teach him?00After his father dies, Ben develops a curiously close, yet strained intimacy with his stepmother and tries to salvage what he can of his relationship with his sister. A move upstate offers only temporary respite from his anxieties about work and romance and when LaVerdere returns to Ben?s life, everything Ben once thought he knew about the man?and about himself?is called into question. A twenty-first century comedy of manners, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck is a keenly observed work of fiction that shows one of the most iconic writers of our time, once again an astute chronicler of her generation?s ambivalence and sometimes strange ambitions.0.

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  • 5 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

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Clifton Springs Library Fic Bea (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300363770
Checked out
08/05/2019
Dansville Public Library FIC BEA (Text)
Rental
52117300512877
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 The gift of Dee Clark & family in memory of JoAnn Hindle:
Lima Public Library FIC BEA (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002041166
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Macedon Public Library FIC BEA (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300718914
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Palmyra Community Library BEA (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52127300395918
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Sodus Community Library FIC BEA (Text)
Adult Fiction
52148300506130
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