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The Last First Day: A Novel

Carrie Brown

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ISBN 10: 0345803183 / ISBN 13: 9780345803184
Published by Anchor, 2015
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Title: The Last First Day: A Novel

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: Reprint.

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Ruth and Peter have been married more than fifty years. He is the headmaster of the Derry School, a boys’ boarding school in Maine; she has spent the four decades of her husband's tenure helping out wherever she is needed. But Peter’s retirement is approaching, and Ruth wonders what will become of them when it finally arrives. How will they survive separated from the school into which they have poured everything, including their savings?
 
As the story takes us back through the years, revealing the explosive spark and joy that brought Ruth and Peter together in their youth, The Last First Day becomes a deeply felt portrait of a woman from a generation that quietly put individual dreams aside for the good of the partnership, and of the ongoing gift of loving and being loved in return.

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Carrie Brown is the author of six novels and a collection of short stories. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and, twice, the Library of Virginia Award. She taught for many years at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, the writer John Gregory Brown. She is now the distinguished visiting professor of creative writing at Hollins University

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