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Tales Out of College
TALES OUT OF COLLEGE is the prequel to Shirley Ann Howard's TALES OUT OF SCHOOL and chronicles three years leading up to Sandra Scott's first full-time teaching position. The College Tales portray Sandy in a variety of roles: editor of Boston University's student-run newspaper, reporter for The Boston Herald, and student teacher beset with self-doubt. We see the germinatio ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Stonegarden.Net Publishing
(first published 2009)
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Shirley Ann Howard does it again with this prequel to Tales Out of School. I so enjoyed learning more about the life of Sandra Scott - she is such a likeable character. We get to see Sandra in a variety of jobs as editor of the Boston U's student newspaper to her budding journalism career and then through her decision to change careers and complete her masters degree and teach. I could relate to all these experiences as I too wasn't thrilled with my first career choice and returned to grad schoo ...more
A pretty nifty prequel to Tales Out Of School. Shirley Ann Howard does a great job of showing us the younger Sandra Scott, giving us a look at how her relationship with Lenny began, and how her work in journalism educated, entertained and enthused her. The rich "on-location" color of Boston is evident throughout. Well-written (of course), this gentle tale is sure to please.