Elizabeth Percer, author of An Uncommon Education, on tour January 2013

Posted By on November 29, 2012

About An Uncommon Education

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 8, 2013)

Afraid of losing her parents at a young age, Naomi Feinstein prepares single-mindedly for a prestigious future as a doctor. But when her only friend and confidant abruptly departs from her life, Naomi isn’t sure she will ever recover, even after a long-awaited acceptance letter to Wellesley arrives.

Yet Naomi soon learns that college isn’t the bastion of solidarity and security she had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women, she is consumed by loneliness—until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake.

The event marks Naomi’s introduction to Wellesley’s oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students. As Naomi immerses herself in this exciting and liberating world, her happiness is soon compromised by a scandal that brings devastating consequences. Naomi has always tried to save the ones she loves, but sometimes saving others is a matter of saving yourself.

An Uncommon Education is a compelling portrait of a quest for greatness and the grace of human limitations. Poignant and wise, it artfully captures the complicated ties of family, the bittersweet inevitability of loss, and the importance of learning to let go.

About Elizabeth Percer

Elizabeth Percer is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. She received a BA in English from Wellesley and a PhD in arts education from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship for the National Writing Project at UC Berkeley. She lives in California with her husband and three children. An Uncommon Education is her first novel.

Visit Elizabeth at her website, elizabethpercer.com, and follow her on Facebook.

Elizabeth’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 9th: Oh! Paper Pages

Thursday, January 10th: nomadreader

Monday, January 14th: 5 Minutes for Books

Tuesday, January 15th: Bibliosue

Wednesday, January 16th: Dreaming in Books

Thursday, January 17th: The Feminist Texican [Reads]

Monday, January 21st: Peppermint Ph.D.

Tuesday, January 22nd: Book Hooked Blog

Wednesday, January 23rd: Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms

Thursday, January 24th: Great Imaginations

Friday, January 25th: Kritters Ramblings

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