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The Finishing School (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color. In the little pondside hut also known as the “finishing school,” eccentric, free-spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world full of magical possibilities for Justin, teaching her valuable lessons of love and loyalty, and encouraging her to change, to learn, to grow. But the lessons of the finishing school have their dark side as well, as Justin learns how deep friendship can be shattered by shocking, unforgivable betrayal.

Synopsis:

Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color. In the little pondside hut she called her "finishing school", eccentric, free-spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world of love and loyalty, encouraging her to change, to learn, to grow. But the lessons of the finishing school have their dark side as well, and Justin learns how friendship can be shattered by shocking, unforgivable betrayal.

About the Author

Gail Godwin has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1981 Award in Literature from the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Three of her critically acclaimed novels, The Odd Woman, Violet Clay, and A Mother and Two Daughters, were nominated for the National Book Award. Her other highly praised books include Evensong, The Good Husband, A Southern Family, The Perfectionists, and Father Melancholy's Daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345431905
Author:
Godwin, Gail
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Ballantine ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Series Volume:
NTSB/SIR-98/03
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.92x5.12x.74 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen, nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color. In the little pondside hut she called her "finishing school", eccentric, free-spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world of love and loyalty, encouraging her to change, to learn, to grow. But the lessons of the finishing school have their dark side as well, and Justin learns how friendship can be shattered by shocking, unforgivable betrayal.
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