Please join us as we toast Elizabeth Percer (Wellesley '96) and the highly anticipated debut of her novel, An Uncommon Education. The author will give a reading and conduct a brief Q&A to be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
An Uncommon Education is a compelling portrait of a young woman's quest for greatness. Poignant and wise, it artfully captures the complicated ties of family and friendship, and the importance of learning to let go. (HarperCollins, May, 2012)
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For fans of Prep, Dead Poets Society, and Special Topics in Calamity Physics comes an elegant and remarkably insightful coming-of-age debut, in which a young woman’s serendipitous discovery of her college’s underground Shakespeare Society leads to an unforgettable series of transformations. When Naomi finds herself among “the Shakes” at Wellesley, she finally lets herself embrace the passionate inner self she’s always kept locked away. But when a sudden scandal unfolds, she will be forced to learn the limits of the relationships that have sustained her. An intimate and enthralling narrative, Elizabeth Percer’s debut novel An Uncommon Education marks the emergence of a stunning new literary talent.
Elizabeth Percer is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. She received a BA in English from Wellesley and a PhD in arts education from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship for the National Writing Project at UC Berkeley. She lives in California with her husband and three children. An Uncommon Education is her first novel.
You can visit the Author's website at: www.elizabethpercer.com
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