What was she thinking?: notes on a scandal
A lonely schoolteacher reveals more than she intends when she records the story of her best friend's affair with a pupil in this sly, insightful novel Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary existence; aside from her cat, Portia, she has few friends and no intimates. When Sheba Hart joins St. George's as the new art teacher, Barbara senses the possibility of a new friendship. It begins with lunches and continues with regular invitations to meals with Sheba's seemingly close-knit family. But as Barbara and Sheba's relationship develops, another does as well: Sheba has begun a passionate affair with an underage malestudent. When it comes to light and Sheba falls prey to the inevitable media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her freind's defense--an account that reveals not only Sheba's secrets but her own. What Was She Thinking? is a story of repression and passion, envy and complacence, friendship and loneliness. A complex psychological portrait framed as a wicked satire, it is by turns funny, poignant, and sinister. With it, Zoë Heller surpasses the promise of her critically acclaimed first novel, Everything You Know.
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|Grouping Title||what was she thinking notes on a scandal|
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-31 03:55:55AM|
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|detailed_location_broomfield||Broomfield Fiction, Lafayette General Fiction, Longmont Adult Fiction, Louisville Adult Fiction|
|isbn||03124219902003, 9780805073331, 97803124219912003|
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|record_details||ils:.b15281279|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Henry Holt,|2003.|258 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Female friendship -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Loneliness -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Satire, Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction, Women teachers -- Fiction|
|title_display||What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal|
|title_full||What was she thinking? : notes on a scandal / Zoë Heller|
|title_short||What was she thinking? :|
|title_sub||notes on a scandal|
|topic_facet||Female friendship, Humorous stories, Loneliness, Psychological fiction, Satire, Teacher-student relationships, Women teachers|