By Alison Lurie
Snowed in on the ivory-towered Convers university, a professor's spouse searches for a thaw—and for her personal liberation
Though born in long island, the lads of Emmy Turner's relatives have lengthy stumbled on their religious domestic within the idyllic Convers collage. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the hot England highbrow enclave as boys and got here out males, able to tackle the demanding situations of the realm. it's a pity, Emmy has continuously notion, that girls aren't allowed to sign up. So while her husband, Holman, wins a spot instructing at Convers, Emmy is overjoyed to eventually see what all of the fuss is ready. yet by the point the 1st snow hits, she is bored, listless, and totally out of love.
Emmy's look for excitement on campus leads her to Miranda, a cocky younger bohemian, and may, a track instructor focusing on sexual composition. Emmy is probably not paying college, yet in her first Convers wintry weather she is going to examine greater than she ever expected.
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