By the Book: A Book Club Recommendation! (Paperback)

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By the Book

By Julia Sonneborn

Pub date: Feb. 6, 2018


I enjoyed the book, loved the characters. Our protagonist, Anne, is a struggling professor who is working hard to put together a book, required by her department to get tenure. Who knew how hard it was to get tenure, low pay, high student loans, and have a life to boot. Her best friend, Larry is a hoot!. But it turns out the new President of the college is her ex-fiance, and she runs into him everywhere she goes. And still holds a torch for him. This is a cute story,  fun characters, and I would recommend it.


— From Staff Picks- Della


An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fianc has just become the president of her college--and her new boss--in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen's classic Persuasion.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English professor in California, she's determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she's got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom She's in. But then Adam Martinez--her first love and ex-fianc --shows up as the college's new president.

Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she's got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college's insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there's Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.

Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen's classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501175183
ISBN-10: 1501175181
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2018
Pages: 384
Language: English