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Joy school
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Published:
New York : Random House, 1997.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
208 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Berg
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Fiction Berg
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Fiction Berg
Description
In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy. Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of being ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy. He is handsome, far older than she, and married, but she is entranced. As their relationship unfolds, so too does Katie's awareness of the pain and intensity first love can bring. Beautifully written in Berg's irresistible voice, Joy School portrays the soaring happiness of real love, the deep despair one can feel when it goes unrequited, and the stubbornness of hope that will not let us let go. Here also is recognition that love can come in many forms and offer many different things. Joy School illuminates, too, how the things that hurt the most can sometimes teach us the lessons that really matter. About Durable Goods , Elizabeth Berg's first novel, Andre Dubus said, "Elizabeth Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love and hope. And the transcendence that redeems." The same will be said of Joy School , Elizabeth Berg's most luminous novel to date.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0345423097 (trade pbk.), 0679449434
Reading Level:
UG
Level 3.8, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
660

Notes

General Note
Sequel to: Durable goods.
Description
The story of first love featuring Katie, 13. When her father, a widowed army colonel, moves to another town, Katie meets Jimmy, 23, a garage attendant, and she falls in love with him. Unfortunately Jimmy is married and a father, and though he likes Katie very much he is not about to leave his family. A tale of platonic love, narrated by Katie. By the author of The Pull of the Moon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Berg, E. (1997). Joy school. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Berg, Elizabeth. 1997. Joy School. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Berg, Elizabeth, Joy School. New York: Random House, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Berg, Elizabeth. Joy School. New York: Random House, 1997. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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