About this book
The first novel by the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller "American Wife", now republished in Black Swan with a complementary cover style. It concerns shy 14-year old Lee Flora, who leaves small-town Indiana for an exclusive New England boarding school. Imagining an educational idyll, she instead encounters a minefield of unstated rules and incomprehensible social rituals.
Lee Fiora is a shy fourteen-year-old when she leaves small-town Indiana for a scholarship at Ault, an exclusive boarding school in Massachusetts. Her head is filled with images from the school brochure of handsome boys in sweaters leaning against old brick buildings, and girls running with lacrosse sticks across pristine athletics fields.