By Alison Lurie
In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is one of these girl not anyone ever notices, regardless of her profession as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she may get a man’s recognition if she waved a brightly coloured item in entrance of him. And notwithstanding she loves her paintings, her specialty—children’s folks rhymes—earns little recognize from her fellow students. Then, by myself on a flight to London for a learn journey, she sits subsequent to a guy she may by no means have considered as a possible romantic accomplice. In a Western-cut swimsuit and a rawhide tie, he's a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a bunch journey. He’s the very contrary of her style, yet prior to Vinnie is familiar with it, she’s spending progressively more time with him.
additionally in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a tender, good-looking English professor whose marriage and conceit are either at the rocks. yet Fred Turner is usually approximately to discover consolation—in the palms of the main attractive actress in England. fashionable and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, but eccentric, London scene that he by no means anticipated to encounter.
The process those relationships makes up the tale of Foreign Affairs—a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award and nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award in addition to a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an pleasing, poignant story from the writer of The warfare among the Tates and The final Resort, “one of this country’s so much capable and witty novelists” (The long island Times).
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Foreign Affairs: A Novel by Alison Lurie