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Long Division

Jane Berentson

A winsome novel-as-memoir about what happens to a young teacher left by her boyfriend to her own devices

Annie Harper is a twenty-four-year-old elementary school teacher when her soldier-boyfriend, David, is sent overseas. Determined to record her desolate and devoted hours, she begins a memoir that she imagines will be a tender homage to "all the women at home." Instead, Annie misses David but finds herself. Told through Annie's memoir-in- progress, Long Division vividly renders the inner life of a quirky young woman stuck between what she really feels and what she thinks she should.

Readers of Curtis Sittenfeld and Marisa de los Santos-as well as the many real-life women left awaiting a soldier's return-will be captivated by Jane Berentson's quirky and wonderfully refreshing debut novel.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: Jun 29th, 2010
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.98in - 5.34in - 0.72in - 0.62lb
  • EAN: 9780452296145
  • Recommended age: 18-UP
  • Categories: Women

About the Author

A junior high school Spanish teacher, Jane Berentson is currently working on an MS in adolescent Spanish education. She holds a BA in Spanish and English, and an MA in publishing and writing. She grew up in Washington State and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.