On a Night Like This by Ellen Sussman

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- In an astonishing debut novel, Ellen Sussman writes a heartbreaking tale filled with emotional intensity in the tradition of Anita Shreve's "Sea Glass (Little, Brown, 4/02), Elizabeth Berg's "Open House (Ballantine, 2001), and Sue Miller's "While I Was Gone (Ballantine, 1999).- With its spare, unsentimental prose, superbly realized characters, and vivid San Francisco setting, ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS is a timeless love story and a commercial novel with wide appeal.- Ellen Sussman has published many short stories in literary and commercial magazines, in addition to winning the short story contests of both "Redbook and "Paris Transcontinental, as well as a Writers at Work Fellowship. She has taught at Rutgers University, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins University.

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Ellen Sussman is the author of the novel "On a Night Like This". She has two daughters and lives with her husband in Los Altos Hills, California. She, too, is a bad girl.
Published February 10, 2004 by Warner Books. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Blair Clemens lives a semi-bohemian life in San Francisco, working as a chef to support herself and teenaged daughter Amanda.

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When Luke Bellingham, an acclaimed screenwriter in his 40s, agrees to become "Finder of Lost Souls" for his 25th high school reunion, the only lost classmate he really wants to find is the enigmatic Blair Clemens, whose gang rape at 17 inspired his Oscar-winning screenplay, Pescadero .

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Blair and her daughter, Amanda, live contentedly in a tiny, funky cottage in San Francisco's Haight district.

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Blair is contented with her life .

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