The Archivist by Martha Cooley
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A young woman's impassioned pursuit of a sealed cache of T. S. Eliot's letters lies at the heart of this emotionally charged novel -- a story of marriage and madness, of faith and desire, of jazz-age New York and Europe in the shadow of the Holocaust. The Archivist was a word-of-mouth bestseller and one of the most jubilantly acclaimed first novels of recent years.

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Martha Cooley lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at Bennington College's MFA program in creative writing. THIRTY-THREE SWOONS is her second novel.
Published October 23, 2008 by Back Bay Books. 328 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Roberta, a thirtyish graduate student, tries to evade Lane's guardianship of the Hale letters, inadvertently beginning a queasy relationship that Lane sees as a cleansing battle of wits, and that the reader may see as predatory stalking.

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