The Vitae, A Rose Brashear Novella

The Vitae, A Rose Brashear Novella

by Lesann Berry

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BN ID: 2940016714721
Publisher: Isinglass Press
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 508 KB

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Lesann Berry writes about messed-up people but her work often features paranormal and romantic elements because life is boring without spooky stuff and warm bodies. Crossing genre lines, she pens mystery, historical intrigue, romantic suspense, and even a little horror.

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The Vitae, A Rose Brashear Novella 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Maggie-Meandering More than 1 year ago
This novella is unlike anything I’ve read before. Rose Brashear is an adjunct faculty member in anthropology while working on her PhD. Her primary desire is to finish her degree, obtain a good full-time teaching position at a university, and pursue the research she loves. Anyone who has spent time in academia will completely identify with this book—-the competition, the importance of having a good graduate advisor, and the difficulty of pursuing research in a field that has limited openings. Throw in a little mystery along with the competition and the plot rises above the graduate student’s plight of finding the next job or the next boyfriend. Obviously written by someone who has been through the dissertation and research process, this book truly gives an insight into the life of an academic—including the politics, the fight for confidence in one’s work, and the emotional ups and downs in the competitive environment. However, its attention to that detail may also be its weakness. Few people have gone through the PhD process or know the politics of academia. Having survived my own doctoral pursuit and roles in academia, I personally loved that part of the novel. But, I can see how others would find it droll or perhaps unbelievable. Fortunately, the mystery takes it above the usual graduate student treatise. I think this author has a nice voice and a good story sense. I’d love to see her write another novel that goes beyond the academic experience. I think she’s set this up to be a series and at the end we know that Rose Brashear is moving forward. I would definitely pick up the next book to see what happens.