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Fiction Class, the (2008) [Novel]
by Susan Breen Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

On paper, Arabella Hicks is more than qualified to teach a weekly fiction class on New York's Upper West Side: She's an author herself; she's passionate about books; she's even named after the heroine in a Georgette Heyer novel.

So why do her students seem so difficult? And why can't she find an ending to the novel she has been working on for seven years? Arabella's beginning to suspect that it's because her mother, Vera Hicks, is driving her insane. After each class, she goes to see Vera in a nursing home outside the city. Every visit turns into an argument. Arabella can't figure out how to make peace, until one day she discovers something surprising: Her mother wants to be a writer.

Slowly, cautiously, Arabella begins to teach her, and as the lessons progress along with her class, Arabella discovers that it is she who has a lot to learn about writing, and about love.

Original title: The Fiction Class
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Fiction Class, the

Fiction Class, the (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Reminds us of what the right words in the proper order can give: pleasure, laughter, heartache, and...just in the nick of time, redemption." Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In
  • "A poignant yet amusing tale of family relationships rendered even more satisfying by Breen's dispensing of Strunk & White, like advice." Booklist
  • "A treat for any fiction lover...a poignant, lovely read." Library Journal
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Fiction Class, the (March 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 9780452289109
Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.3 x .65
Pages: 296

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