The Wonder Spot

The Wonder Spot

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Melissa Bank's runaway bestseller, "The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, charmed readers and critics alike with its wickedly insightful yet tender look at the pitfalls of romance and the treacherous waters of the workplace. Now, Bank is back with a new protagonist and a funny, moving, and utterly unforgettable look at a family on the brink of change. Sophie Applebaum, the young woman at the center of "The wonder Spot, never fits neatly into any description of who she might be: she's Jewish but lacks religious feeling; she's a book lover but a mediocre student; she's impetuous in love but isn't sure whom or if she wants to marry. Through the eyes of this compelling outsider, "The Wonder Spot captures the life cycle of a family, the Applebaums of Surrey, Pennsylvania, and watches their lives--and Sophie's--unfold over the ensuing two decades. A surefire blockbuster for fans of both literary fiction and young women's (mis)adventures, "The Wonder Spot is a loving book full of Bank's signature humor and vast talent for capturing a moment, taking it to heart, and giving it back to her more

Product details

  • Hardback | 415 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Center Point
  • Thorndike, ME, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 1585476625
  • 9781585476626

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"CAPTIVATING . . . fast and funny with real moments of poignancy.... Bank draws exquisite portraits of loneliness, and she can do it in a sentence."show more

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6,254 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (1,867)
3 39% (2,445)
2 16% (1,013)
1 4% (278)
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