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In the Fall They Come back

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Ben Jameson begins his teaching career in a small private school in Northern Virginia. He is idealistic, happy to have his first job after graduate school and hoping some day to figure out what he really wants out of life. In the two years he teaches English at Glenn Acres Preparatory School, he discovers what he believes will be his life's
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Published May 1st 2011 by Amazon Digital Services
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Sep 23, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
This book was a bit scary for me to read as a teacher. I found myself wondering, "what is this fool going to do next?", but I was still rooting for him as he tried to do more than just teach in the classroom. The writing is quite enchanting-it flowed off the page (kindle) and went down like chocolate milk-nice phrasing beautiful images. The setting could have used some development, but perhaps the timelessness created by the lack of it adds to the experience (I like books that put me in a certai ...more
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Dec 23, 2011 Marianne D. Wallace rated it really liked it
A story about a twenty-something man, Ben Jameson, who takes a job teaching at a private school while he decides whether or when to return to school and become a lawyer. What is finds is, he really, really likes being a teacher. More so because of the young lives he can influence than the actual teaching of information.

Therein lies his dilemma. How involved should he get in his student's lives? Is it ever too much? How will he know if he's overstepped his position as a teacher and moved into tha
Jan 26, 2016 Bill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like everything by Robert Bausch.
Sep 07, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Book #30 of the year. I love everything this man writes. And I am not just saying that because he was my english professor in college. I genuinely enjoy all of his work. In the Fall They Come Back offered me a unique perspective into the role of a teacher/professor. The challenges, the successes and everything in between. Thanks Bob for giving us yet another great book!
Dec 28, 2011 Betsy rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. It's about a teacher's first two years of teaching and it shows how teaching can be seductive, rewarding, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It also deals with questions of how to be involved in students' lives and how difficult those decisions can be. I didn't always like the narrator, but I enjoyed the read.
Jun 23, 2011 Joe rated it it was amazing
See my review in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

and a longer version of that review on my blog:

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