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The School of Beauty and Charm

The School of Beauty and Charm( )
Author: Sumner, Melanie
ISBN:978-0-7434-4644-0
Publication Date:Dec 2002
Publisher:Washington Square Press
Imprint:Washington Square Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

In a daring novel that deftly fuses wild, satiric humor and deeply felt pain, Melanie Sumner tells the story of the Pepperses of Counterpoint, Georgia -- a family that never raises their voices or honks a horn and "avoids discussing sex, politics, and religion, favoring the topic of the weather, which averages seventy-five degrees in Counterpoint year-round." Henry, a stoic businessman, vies for rule of the house with his flamboyant wife, Florida, a pertinacious Baptist and aspiring...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Southern
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8.25 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.605 Pounds
Author Biography
Sumner, Melanie (Author)
Melanie Sumner was born in Middletown, Ohio on December 30, 1963, but grew up in Rome, Georgia. She received a BA in religious studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1986 and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University in 1987. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa from 1988-1990. She taught at numerous colleges and universities including Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina (1990-1993), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1995-1996), University of New Mexico (1998-2001) and Shorter College (2002-2008). She currently teaches English at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Her books include The Ghost of Milagro Creek, The School of Beauty and Charm, and Polite Society, which won the Whiting Writers' Award in 1995. Her fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in numerous journals, anthologies and magazines including The New Yorker, New Stories from the South, Atlanta Magazine, Five Points, Harper's, and Ladies Home Journal.

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