Melissa Bank's runaway bestseller, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing , charmed readers and critics alike with its wickedly insightful, tender look at a young woman's forays into love, work, and friendship. Now, with The Wonder Spot , Bank is back with her signature combination of devilishly self-deprecating humor, seriousness and wisdom.Nothing comes easily to Sophie Applebaum, the black sheep of her family trying to blend in with the herd. Uneasily situated between two brothers, Sophie first appears as the fulcrum and observer of her clan in "Boss of the World." Then, at college, in "The Toy Bar," she faces a gauntlet of challenges as Best Friend to the dramatic and beautiful Venice Lambourne, curator of "perfect things." In her early twenties, Sophie is dazzled by the possibilities of New York City during the Selectric typewriter era only to land solidly back in Surrey, PA after her father's death. The Wonder Spot follows Sophie's quest for her own identity who she is, what she loves, whom she loves, and occasionally whom she feels others should love over the course of 25 years. In an often-disappointing world, Sophie listens closely to her own heart. And when she experiences her 'Aha!' moments her own personal wonder spots it's the real thing. In this tremendous follow-up to The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing , Bank again shares her vast talent for capturing a moment, taking it to heart, and giving it back to her readers. "
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Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Author Biography - Melissa Bank
Melissa Bank, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. She has published stories in the Chicago Tribune, Zoetrope, The North American Review, Other Voices, and Ascent. Her work has also been heard on "Selected Shorts" on National Public Radio. She holds an MFA from Cornell University and divides her time between New York City and East Hampton."