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By the Book - by Julia Sonneborn (Paperback)

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An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English professor in California, she’s determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she’s got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She’s in. But then Adam Martinez—her first love and ex-fiancé—shows up as the college’s new president.

Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she’s got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college’s insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there’s Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.

Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen’s classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.
Number of Pages: 362
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Julia Sonneborn
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2018
TCIN: 53001689
UPC: 9781501175183
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-8479
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overall: 5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Delightful, perfect for Austen fans

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BookFreakOut 1 year ago
I haven't read Persuasion, which this is a modernization of, but I have read other Austen novels and think this is a perfectly fun read for fans of her work, whether they're familiar with Persuasion or not. It has many of the themes central to Austen's work, including family, social class/structure,...see moreof the reviewer's review
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