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An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
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May 15, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 05 to 15, 2012

So, full disclosure: I was in Shakespeare Society at Wellesley with Ms. Percer, and thus was already inclined to enjoy the book. The scenes set at the college and at the society brought back a flood of great memories, and elements of the characters reminded me of others in the group. More to the point of a review, though, is that this is a poetically written novel of a person evolving through love and loss, with elements of finding a place to belong in the world and as a woman. Jun and Naomi's friendship is the heart of the novel, and I kept wanting to read more about them when "real life" intruded and I had to put the book down for a little while. Very well done.

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