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The Wonder Spot

By Melissa Bank

The Wonder Spot
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2005,
    336 pages.

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Bank (author of The Girl's Guide to Hunting & Fishing) is back with her signature combination of devilishly self-deprecating humor, seriousness and wisdom. Nothing comes easily to Sophie Applebaum, the black sheep of her family trying to blend in with the herd. The Wonder Spot follows Sophie's quest for her own identity -- who she is, what she loves, whom she loves, and occasionally whom she feels others should love -- over the course of 25 years. In an often-disappointing world, Sophie listens closely to her own heart.

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'Bank resists the urge to over romanticize modern-day relationships, recognizing the ordinary, mundane side of life and love.' - Booklist.
'Engrossing, engaging it's a wonderful return for Bank.' - PW.
'Very appealing, but more mature insights don't entirely compensate for the fact that both heroine and storyline greatly resemble their predecessors in Bank's best-selling debut.' - Kirkus

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Melissa Bank Author Biography

Melissa Bank won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. She has published stories in the Chicago Tribune, Zoetrope, The North American Review, Other Voices, and Ascent. Her work has also been heard on "Selected Shorts" on National Public Radio. She holds an MFA from Cornell University and divides her time between New York City and Sag Harbor, Long Island.

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