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It Will Come to Me by Emily Fox Gordon
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Mar 10, 2009 | ISBN 9780385529631

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“This debut novel from essayist and memoirist Gordon manages to skewer academia while still respecting a life of the mind. The characters are remarkable, especially the exasperating Ruth, whose insecurities and narcissism consistently stand in her own way. A well-observed and poignant exploration of middle-aged angst.” —Kirkus Reviews

“We probably didn’t need another comic novel about life at an absurdly bureaucratic and insular American university, but Houston memoirist Emily Fox Gordon gets a pass for her well-honed and earthy satire It Will Come to Me….The book derives great humanity and warmth from its depiction of the couple’s frailty…[a] disarming and perceptive first novel.” —Texas Monthly

“A gentle, knowing satire set on the “quiet Southern campus” of the Lola Dees Institute in Spangler, Texas….Every few pages one is reminded of Fox Gordon’s superior descriptive skill. It Will Come to Me offers both glitter and transcendence.” — Houston Chronicle

“Fox Gordon understands the academic milieu intimately, and Ruth’s pithy observations are memorable…What lingers is page after page of Fox Gordon’s pithy, insightful observations about baby boomer angst and the (impossible) pursuit of academic happiness.” — Dallas Morning News

“An entertaining comedy of manners…Gordon writes about them with enough grace and humor to break them out of their clichéd archetypes and, with a few clever plot twists and a couple of eccentric minor characters, she creates a charming story of reunion.” — St Louis Post Dispatch

“Sharp and funny academic novel.” — Boston Globe

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