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The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel

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We are launched into Lexie’s suddenly unhinged life at a scandalous moment, as she is discovered in the worst possible condition, in the most unthinkable place, at precisely the wrong time. This contemporary, hilarious work from Jessica Anya Blau is addictive and fast-paced. After the opening scene, the story jumps back in time, where we learn of Lexie’s history.

Lexie is an alluring 33-year-old teacher at a prestigious East Coast boarding school. She has come from a working-class single mom and absentee father in California to now being employed by the Ruxton Academy and engaged to marry a refined man. We admire her, while knowing that a train wreck of poor choices awaits.

There are massive deceptions, forbidden fruits, and vivid characters. The metaphors are brilliant (“Lexie felt the pain as…a vibrating sheet of silvery magnets that clanged against her like cold aluminum”), the philosophy sweetly dispensed (“Love the people you love…do good”), the similes memorable (“The sadness inside Lexie ran like a wash cycle: circling, swirling, rotating, swishing”), and the wisdom simply put (“Maybe anxiety showed up when your body needed to tell you something you hadn’t yet faced”).

Well done, Ms. Blau!

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Jessica Anya Blau
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5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
336 pages
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Publish Date:
2016-06-28
ISBN:
9780062416452
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September 2016
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Publication Date

2016-06-28

Format

Trade

Publisher

Harper Perennial

Issue

September 2016

Page Count

336 pages

ASIN

0062416456

ISBN

9780062416452

Star Count

5

Book Author

Jessica Anya Blau

“The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel”

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