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Girl Becomes a Comma Like That
     

Girl Becomes a Comma Like That

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by Lisa Glatt
 

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ISBN-10: 0743257766

ISBN-13: 2900743257762

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Rachel Spark is an irreverent, sexually eager, financially unstable thirty-year-old college instructor who moves back home when her mother is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. As she tries to ease her mother, a perpetually cheerful woman, toward the inevitable, Rachel turns from one man to the next — sometimes comically, sometimes catastrophically —

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Rachel Spark is an irreverent, sexually eager, financially unstable thirty-year-old college instructor who moves back home when her mother is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. As she tries to ease her mother, a perpetually cheerful woman, toward the inevitable, Rachel turns from one man to the next — sometimes comically, sometimes catastrophically — as if her own survival depended upon it.
Ella Bloom, an adult student in Rachel's poetry class, has aspirations beyond her work at a local family planning clinic. But she spends her nights wondering why her husband kissed one of her colleagues and whether it will lead to a full-fledged affair. She is also preoccupied with one of her repeat patients, Georgia, a teenager whose frequent clinic visits speak volumes. What they all have in common is their desire for love, despite its many obstacles.
A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That is a novel rife with wit and compassion. A provocative, assured new voice in literary fiction, Lisa Glatt eyes the yardsticks by which we constantly measure our world and ourselves — devotion, lust, forgiveness, and courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743257762
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Dirk or Derrick or Dick

A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That

The Clinic That Ella Built

Creatures

Cream

If a Tree Falls

What Angela Did to Fuck Things Up

Egg Girls

Geography of the Mall

Blur of a Girl

Home

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Girl Becomes a Comma Like That 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful novel! Glatt's character development is thorough and multi-dimensional, and led me to feel like I knew the people inhabiting the story. The main character's voice was engaging, funny and truthful. The topics covered are ones that can sometimes come off as melodramatic; however, this novel rings of honesty in the characters' reactions to the emotions and feelings that we all encounter in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title was so clever that I had to open it up in the bookstore and read some pages which sold me. I have enjoyed every page -- It is an excellent, fearless, funny and poignant look at being female! Read it, and pass it on to your girlfriends!