Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
A Novel

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Award: Alison Lurie’s supremely entertaining masterwork about two American scholars, both alone in London, who find romance in the most unlikely places

Prim, divorced, and middle-aged, Vinnie Miner gave up on love long ago. On her way to London to research a book about children’s folk rhymes—a scholarly pursuit that even her fellow academics sneer at—she finds herself sitting next to the man who will change the course of her life. Brash and naïve, he is a sanitary engineer from Oklahoma on a package vacation.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, the young, handsome English professor Fred Turner. His marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks, but he is about to find consolation in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected—or prepared—to encounter.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.  

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Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels, including "The War Between the Tates," "The Truth About Lorin Jones" (Prix Femina Etranger), and "Foreign Affairs" (Pulitzer Prize for fiction). Her most recent book was "Familiar Spirits," She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.
Published June 4, 2013 by Open Road Media. 306 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Two odd-couple romances for American academics in London—one modestly charming, one tiresome, both of them served up in Lurie's sweetly acerbic, literate, faintly precious prose.

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