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The Fool's Journey: A Romance

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this first novel of delicious wit and sharp observation, Austin playwright and professor Lynn C. Miller displays an unerring eye for the foibles of male-dominated departmental politics at fictional Austin University.

When Fiona Hardison, a blocked Edith Wharton scholar, is passed over for promotion at the behest of her lover— memorably slimy departmental chairman Sigmund
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 10th 2002 by Winedale Publishing
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Claudia Putnam
Apr 18, 2016 Claudia Putnam rated it really liked it
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A complete delight. The heroine's journey from fool to well, heroine, is adroitly managed, and we're happy to go along and to discover a few things about ourselves as well. Unlike most novels set in academia, the people actually feel as if they are working rather than... well, often enough academia is made to seem as if it's not part of the real world. And though it's quite different from working for, say, a tech or marketing company (it's odd, isn't it, that while the content of the work is pot ...more
Jan 24, 2010 Monda rated it did not like it
Just so you know, there are only two books I've read IN MY WHOLE LIFE that I couldn't finish. This was one of them. The writing was too painful and the story too slow. It was dreadful.

The cover, however, was lovely.
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I believe that stories transform lives and that lives generate stories. I started writing at age 9, typing in red ink on an Underwood typewriter, when my family moved from River Forest, IL to a farm five miles northeast of Devils Lake, ND.

I live in Albuquerque and am a novelist and playwright, performer, and educator. My published novels are The Day After Death (just out!), The Fool’s Journey and
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