Alma Mater

Alma Mater

by Rita Mae Brown
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Alma Mater by Rita Mae Brown

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . .

At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria “Vic” Savedge finds her future mapped out in detail. She will marry Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia’s most prominent families. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, Vic hasn’t really considered any other options. Until she meets a woman named Chris.

A transfer from Vermont, Chris is new to Southern mores and attitudes. Though instantly captivated by Vic, she is also drawn to the entire quirky but charming Savedge family. But the young women’s friendship is not your basic college-girl variety. For neither can resist their mutual attraction–an attraction that erupts into a passion that will forever change the course of both their lives.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307414502
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 591,268
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia.

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Alma Mater 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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whoizme88 More than 1 year ago
This is a romance novel and I am used to the cat series by Rita Mae Brown, which I really enjoy. This story has just enough, sex, humor, love, and pace to make it an interesting and enjoyable read. Would read others of this type from this author. J. Robert Ewbank, anthor "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's another sad example of the decline of Rita Mae Brown, who formerly provided us with many entertaining personalities and stories. As do too many of Brown's recent books, this novel has an uninspired plot, one-dimensional characters, leaden dialogue, and an unrealistic setting. I attended the College of William and Mary during the period covered by this novel, and it was not at all as Brown describes it. We actually HAD heard of feminism and gay rights at that time, few students cared a bit about the football team, no one was expelled for harmless pranks, and no one but a devout Christian would have avoided sex as long as Vic and Charly did. That Vic leaped from apparently not being terribly sexual at all to initiating a bisexual three-way fling with her long-time boyfriend and new lesbian lover is perhaps most absurd of all. Oh, how the mighty have fallen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alma Mater was a good read...it got me hot in all of the right places. i enjoyed reading about Vic and Chris's relationship. Their passion is what all lesbians wish they had. i read it all in one sitting...it's to good to put down. It's a wonderful book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Southern humor and outlandish characters is a stalwart trait of writing by Rita Mae Brown, and her latest offering, Alma Mater, doesn't stray far from it. Set on the campus of William & Mary College, it tells the tale of Victoria 'Vic' Savedge, the statuesque beauty of an old-fashioned Virginia family, where life is lived according to tradition, and daughters 'marry well.' Vic's life is following her mother's plan perfectly until she meets Chris, the diminuitive blonde new to the college. This happenstance meeting turns Vic life upside down, has her questioning everything she has ever known to be true, and before long, finds herself madly in love with this beautiful woman. Once this passion is unleashed, it follows an unpredictable path guaranteed to upset the course of both their lives. Compared to other Brown novels, Alma Mater doesn't quite live up to the enchanting and charming characters of say, Six of One, one of the most entertaining books I've ever read. But as a standalone novel without previous knowledge of Brown's other work, Alma Mater is an enjoyable read.