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Miss Harper Can Do It

Berentson, Jane

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ISBN 10: 067002077X / ISBN 13: 9780670020775
Published by Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Miss Harper Can Do It

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Twenty-four-year-old elementary school-teacher Annie Harper is left behind in Tacoma, Washington, when her boyfriend, David, is shipped overseas. Wrestling with the complex emotions tied to his absence, She begins writing a confessional memoir, imagining it as a moving account of "the woman at home." But instead of writing a touching account of life on the home front, a tale of integrity and patience peppered with earnest love letters and fat, juicy tears, Annie lives life without David in ways she didn't anticipate.
She spends more time with her best friend, Gus, begins volunteering at a local retirement center, and adopts a pet chicken. Even as she misses David enormously between his sparse e-mails and choppy phone calls, she struggles with conflicted feelings about their long-distance relationship, her own identity and family history, and the ideological underpinnings of a war that's exerting such a force on her life.
Told through raw, rough draft chapters of Annie's memoir-in-progress, Miss Harper Can Do It is a funny and poignant story of what it means to be loyal versus what it means to be in love. In Annie, Jane Berentson has rendered a quirky young woman who copes with loss and stress in unexpected ways, only wavering briefly on the brink of self-pity and never losing her sense of humor.

About the Author:

Jane Berentson grew up in rural Washington State. She has a BA in Spanish and English from Pacific Lutheran University, an MA in publishing and writing from Emerson College, and is currently working on an MS in adolescent Spanish education at Pace University. She teaches junior high school Spanish in Brooklyn, New York.

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