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The Wonder Spot

Melissa Bank - Author

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ISBN 9780143037217 | 336 pages | 30 May 2006 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The brilliant new novel from the author of the smash bestseller The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Melissa Bank’s debut, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, was a literary landmark and a runaway bestseller. Now, in The Wonder Spot, she reminds us why she has been compared to John Cheever and Raymond Carver. Shaped by Bank’s trademark blend of emotional depth and wry humor, The Wonder Spot traces the coming-of-age of Sophie, black sheep of the Applebaum family of Surrey, Pennsylvania. As we follow her from the sweet bewildering moments of adolescence through the rigors of life and love in New York City, we are treated to a profoundly intelligent, page-turning triumph that confirms Melissa Bank’s reputation as a singular talent.

Prodigiously talented, mordantly wry and wise, Bank offers... irresistible reading. (San Francisco Chronicle)

A five-course meal: loaded with pleasure. (Los Angeles Times)

Bank possesses a prodigious talent for snappy one-liners, and her self-deprecating anecdotes belie intelligence and sophistication. (The Washington Post)

Bittersweet, tremendously winning... enthralling and engaging. (Entertainment Weekly)


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