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Book Title: St. Ursula's Girls Against the Atomic Bomb|
The author of the book: Valerie Hurley
Date of issue: November 30th 2004
ISBN 13: 9780452285699
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Making a second attempt at her senior year in high school, Raine Rassaby is now enrolled in St. Ursula’s Academy for Girls, where she has been made the special charge of guidance counselor Al Klepatar. But Raine, more concerned about the world’s problems than going to college, spends her time rescuing wounded birds, befriending street people, and organizing protest groups such as St. Ursula’s Girls Against the Atomic Bomb. And so Al finds himself balancing Raine on the one hand and his personal life on the other: he suspects his wife is in love with another man.
It is no surprise that Raine tries to charge her way into Al’s life, but it is surprising that he lets her in. Drawing on each other’s dreams and fears, these two lost souls form an unlikely friendship – one that will teach them things they never knew about themselves, the people they love, and the world around them.
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Read information about the authorValerie received a B.S. in literature, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York in 1987. Her stories and essays have appeared in Indiana Review, The Massachusetts Review, Calyx, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, New Letters, The Sun, Rosebud, and other magazines and newspapers. She has taught writing in Burlington, Vermont, and in 2002 was a DeWitt Wallace/Readers Digest fellow at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. In 1999, her short story, "Jasmine, Washing the Hair of Pearsa," won first place in the Indiana Review fiction contest.
Valerie lives in northern Vermont with her husband, John.
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