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Long Division: A Novel

Authors: Berentson, Jane
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000
ISBN: 9781101456095, Related ISBNs: 0452296145, 067002077X, 1101456094, 9780452296145, 9780670020775
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 336,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A winsome novel-as-memoir about what happens to a young teacher left by her boyfriend to her own devices

Annie Harper is a twenty-four-year-old elementary school teacher when her soldier-boyfriend, David, is sent overseas. Determined to record her desolate and devoted hours, she begins a memoir that she imagines will be a tender homage to "all the women at home." Instead, Annie misses David but finds herself. Told through Annie's memoir-in- progress, Long Division vividly renders the inner life of a quirky young woman stuck between what she really feels and what she thinks she should.

Readers of Curtis Sittenfeld and Marisa de los Santos-as well as the many real-life women left awaiting a soldier's return-will be captivated by Jane Berentson's quirky and wonderfully refreshing debut novel.

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