The World of Rae English

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The World of Rae English

By Lucy Rosenthal

Black Lawrence Press, Paperback, 9781937854393, 246pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2014

Fiction. THE WORLD OF RAE ENGLISH is set in the sixties the era of Mad Men relocated from Manhattan to Iowa City. This second novel by Lucy Rosenthal is about a young woman who is recovering from a marriage to a disgraced politician. Once a rising political star, he has been brought down in a scandal and packed off to prison. After this, Rae English abandons New York for the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop where she hopes to find herself as a writer and to investigate the possibilities of romance in the heartland. Funny, wryly observed and tinged with heartache, this is an unputdownable novel written in a brilliant voice that is at once tender and whip smart.

About the Author
Lucy Rosenthal is the author of the novel "The Ticket Out." The recipient of a Pulitzer Fellowship in Critical Writing, she has edited the anthologies "Great American Love Stories," "The World Treasury of Love Stories," and "The Eloquent Short Story: Varieties of Narration." She is on the writing faculty of Sarah Lawrence College and has also taught in the creative writing programs of Columbia and New York University. She lives in New York City.