The English teacher

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New York : Grove Press, [2005].
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First Grove Press edition.
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244 pages ; 21 cm
9780802142665, 0802142664


Fifteen years ago Vida Avery arrived alone and pregnant at elite Fayer Academy. By living on campus, on an island off the New England coast, Vida has cocooned herself and her son, Peter, from the outside world and from an inside secret. For years she has lived largely through the books she teaches, but when she accepts the impulsive marriage proposal of ardent widower Tom Belou, the prescribed life Vida has constructed is swiftly dismantled. As Vida begins teaching her signature book, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, a tale of an ostracized woman and social injustice, its themes begin to echo eerily in her own life and Peter sees that the mother he perceived as indomitable is collapsing and it is up to him to help.
A single mother has sheltered her son for many years at the private school where she works as an English teacher, but she is beginning to unravel as secrets from her past catch up with her.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

King, L. (2005). The English teacher (First Grove Press edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

King, Lily. 2005. The English Teacher. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

King, Lily. The English Teacher New York: Grove Press, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

King, Lily. The English Teacher First Grove Press edition., Grove Press, 2005.

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