An Uncommon Education: A Novel by Elizabeth Percer

By Elizabeth Percer

A younger lady attempts to save lots of 3 humans she loves during this based and remarkably insightful coming-of-age debut.

scared of wasting her mom and dad at a tender age—her father along with his susceptible center, her deeply depressed mother—Naomi Feinstein ready single-mindedly for a prestigious destiny as a physician. An outcast in class, Naomi loses herself in books, and daydreams of Wellesley university. but if Teddy, her confidant and simply pal, suddenly departs from her lifestyles, it's the 1st devastating loss from which Naomi isn't yes she will ever get well, even after her long-awaited attractiveness letter to Wellesley arrives.

Naomi quickly learns that faculty isn't the bastion of team spirit and safeguard she had imagined. Amid enormous quantities of different younger ladies, she is fed on through loneliness—until the day she sees a lady fall into the freezing waters of a lake.

the development marks Naomi's creation to Wellesley's oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, outlined through mystery rituals and packed with unconventional, passionate scholars. Naomi ultimately starts off to detach from the previous and lots of what defines her, immersing herself during this fascinating and freeing new global and studying the price of friendship. yet her happiness is quickly compromised by way of a scandal that brings irrevocable outcomes. Naomi has constantly attempted to save lots of those she loves, yet a part of becoming up is studying that typically saving others is an issue of saving your self.

An unusual Education is a compelling portrait of a quest for greatness and the grace of human obstacles. Poignant and clever, it artfully captures the complex ties of kin, the bittersweet inevitability of loss, and the significance of studying to enable cross.

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Tara and I talked for a few hours today. I feel like I have no more purpose, and I’m not alone in this. Many of us miss normal, we miss when punching a clock and doing a job was boring. At least before all of this happened I had a job and goals. My only goal now is to stay alive. The adults got together today in the recreation room and drank some rum and had a good old time. I almost forgot about our situation in my alcohol-induced euphoria. I needed the release. We have been eating the compound’s packaged meals since our arrival here.

Hell, the note was dated for the fourteenth of last month, I had no guarantees they were even still vertical or at least living vertical. It didn’t take long before I could see the boot-shaped lake getting bigger off the nose of the aircraft. On the chart, this lake was just south and a little west from my destination. I had to find them. Having another pilot in the event anything happened to me would be useful to the others. At least having Davis around would be sort of an insurance policy. The sun was still high in the sky.

I am bringing two fully charged satellite phones and my usual load out of one pistol with fifty 9mm rounds and carbine with a few hundred rounds. A couple days of food and water will also make its home in the avionics bay of the aircraft. In this journal, I thought I would write something pithy and creative in the event they would be my last written words. ”—Melville/Ahab Off I go to the Pequod. 2201 One hundred and seventy miles as the crow flies, that was the distance to Lake Charles. It wouldn’t be a straight shot for me, as I had decided to fly over Hobby airfield again to see if the fuel truck would still be available in the event I needed it on the way back.

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