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Title:The Writing Class
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jincy Willett
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0312330669
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Number of Pages:326
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Writing, Humor, Contemporary

The Writing Class by Jincy Willett

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Writing Class Amy Gallup is gifted perhaps too gifted for her own good Published at only twenty two she peaked early and found critical but not commercial success Now her former life is gone along with her writing career and beloved husband A reclusive widow her sole companion a dour flatulent basset hound who barely tolerates her her daily mantra i Kill Me Now i she is a loner afraid to be alone Her only bright spot each week is the writing class that she teaches at the university extension .

This semester s class is full of the usual suspects the doctor who wants to be the next Robin Cook the overly enthusiastic repeat student the slacker the unassuming student with the hidden talent the prankster the know it all Amy s seen them all before But something is very different about this class and the clues begin with a scary phone call in the middle of the night and obscene threats instead of peer evaluations on student writing assignments Amy soon realizes that one of her students is a very sick puppy and when a member of the class is murdered everyone becomes a suspect As she dissects each student s writing for clues Amy must enlist the help of everyone in her class including the murderer to find the killer among them .

Suspenseful extremely witty brilliantly written unexpectedly hilarious and a joy from start to finish i The Writing Class i is a one of a kind novel that rivals Jincy Willett s previous masterpieces

The Writing Class

Amy Gallup is gifted perhaps too gifted for her own good Published at only twenty two she peaked early and found critical but not commercial success Now her former life is gone along with her writing career and beloved husband A reclusive widow her sole companion a dour flatulent basset hound who barely tolerates her her daily mantra i Kill Me Now i she is a loner afraid to be alone Her only bright spot each week is the writing class that she teaches at the university extension br br This semester s class is full of the usual suspects the doctor who wants to be the next Robin Cook the overly enthusiastic repeat student the slacker the unassuming student with the hidden talent the prankster the know it all Amy s seen them all before But something is very different about this class and the clues begin with a scary phone call in the middle of the night and obscene threats instead of peer evaluations on student writing assignments Amy soon realizes that one of her students is a very sick puppy and when a member of the class is murdered everyone becomes a suspect As she dissects each student s writing for clues Amy must enlist the help of everyone in her class including the murderer to find the killer among them br br Suspenseful extremely witty brilliantly written unexpectedly hilarious and a joy from start to finish i The Writing Class i is a one of a kind novel that rivals Jincy Willett s previous masterpieces


Amy Falls Down (Amy Gallup, #2)

Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido California with her dog Alphonse Since recent unsettling events she has made some progress While she still has writer s block she doesn t suffer from it She s still a hermit but she has allowed some of her class members into her life She is no longer numb angry and sardonic she is merely numb and bemused which is as close to happy as she plans to get Amy is calm br br So when on New Year s morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine she is wholly unprepared for what happens next br br Amy falls down br br A simple accident as a result of which something happens and then something else and then a number of different things all as unpredictable as an eight ball break At first the changes are small but as these small events carom off one another Amy s life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound br br This most reluctant of adventurers is dragged and propelled by train plane and automobile through an outlandish series of antic media events on her way to becoming to her horror a kind of celebrity And along the way as the numbness begins to wear off she comes up against something she has avoided all her life her future that sleeping monster not to be poked br br Jincy Willett s i Amy Falls Down i explores through the experience of one character the role that accident plays in all our lives You turn a corner and beasts break into arias gunfire erupts waking a hundred families starting a hundred different conversations You crack your head open and three thousand miles away a stranger with Asperger s jump starts your career br br We are all like Amy We are all wholly unprepared for what happens next br br Also there s a basset hound br An NPR Best Book of


Winner of the National Book Award

div Set in Rhode Island i Winner of the National Book Award i tells the story of twins who could not be more different Abigail Mather is a woman of passionate sensual and sexual appetites while her sister the book loving local librarian Dorcas lives a quiet life of the mind But when the sisters are sought out by the predatory and famous poet Guy DeVilbiss who introduces them to Hollywood hack writer and possible psychopath Conrad Lowe they rapidly become pawns in a game that leads to betrayal shame and ultimately murder br Darkly comic and satirical Jincy Willett s i Winner of the National Book Award i is unnervingly funny and disarmingly tender whether she is writing about sex literary delusion or Yankee pretension br div


Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

A must have for the fans of the bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O Connor to Tobias Wolff br br A bestseller in its own right and a must have for fans of the bestselling author David Sedaris a collection of his favorite short fiction br br David Sedaris is an exceptional reader Alone in his apartment he reads stories aloud to the point he has them memorized Sometimes he fantasizes that he wrote them Sometimes when they re his very favorite stories he ll fantasize about reading them in front of an audience and taking credit for them The audience in these fantasies always loves him and gives him the respect he deserves br br David Sedaris didn t write the stories in Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules But he did read them And he liked them enough to hand pick them for this collection of short fiction Featuring such notable writers as Lorrie Moore Alice Munro Joyce Carol Oates Jean Thompson and Tobias Wolff Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules includes some of the most influential and talented short story writers contemporary and classic br br Perfect for fans who suffer from Sedaris fever Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will tide them over and provide relief


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