Daphne Matson is a young English professor at Westminster College in Ithaca, New York. As she begins to tutor the young and naïve college senior Edward Wharton on a special project, she finds that she has fallen in love with him-and he with her. Westminster is a college where men heavily outnumber women, and out of the goodness of her heart Daphne begins giving lessons to other college boys into the mysteries of female desire. In this beautifully written and richly textured novel, we learn of Daphne's prior relationship with an older man, Howard Ashton; Edward's conflicted relationship with his divorced parents; and much else besides. This is a novel whose emotional resonance you won't be able to forget!