Publication Date: December 2009
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Joshua Gaylord, himself a teacher at a private Manhattan high school, tells of the intertwining-and darkly surprising-relationships between the teachers and students at an all-girls prep school in this wonderfully compelling novel.
Joshua Gaylord lives in New York with his wife, the Edgar Award–winning novelist Megan Abbott. For almost a decade, he has taught high school English at an Upper East Side prep school. Since 2002, he has also taught literature and cultural studies courses as an adjunct professor at the New School. He graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English and a minor in creative writing. In 2000, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from New York University, specializing in twentieth-century American and British literature. Actress Cynthia Holloway, a native of Seattle, Washington, has performed on stage, film, and television, as well as doing voice-over work. She has lent her voice to television programs, radio and television commercials, video games, and audiobooks. Cynthia's most recognizable work is as the voice of Anita Blake in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling vampire hunter series.
- Two rivalries are at the heart of Hummingbirds: the competition between Dixie Doyle and Liz Warren, and the popularity battle between Leo Binhammer and Ted Hughes. What similarities do these characters share? How are they different? Did you favor one over another? Why?
"A sly, charming novel about the students at a Manhattan girls' school and the adults who sometimes remember to teach them." ---Brock Clarke, author of the national bestseller An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England