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Ebook Verge by Z. Egloff read! Book Title: Verge
The author of the book: Z. Egloff
ISBN: 1932859683
ISBN 13: 9781932859683
Language: English
Edition: Bywater Books
Date of issue: February 1st 2009
Format files: PDF
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Claire McMinn has three goals: to stay sober, to stay away from sex, and to get into film school. She’s already adept at surviving her crazed family, rescuing (and seducing) her best friend, and pretending to ignore the advice of her sponsor—a gay man, impervious, fortunately, to all her charms.

As Verge begins, Claire’s last goal is jeopardized when a past affair with a professor’s wife catches up with her and she is kicked out of his class.

In her quest to obtain a video camera to complete the course work on her own, she is introduced to Sister Hilary, the nun who runs a local community center. Claire leaves their meeting with a volunteer job at Sister Hilary’s agency, a chance to make a documentary about it, and a tangle of complications.

Verge is a novel of self-forgiveness and growth if not redemption, a tale of developing vision if not romance, and is more of a testament to the importance of community and friendship than a tale of a dysfunctional family. And it’s a very satisfying read.

Verge will appeal to readers who are interested in spirituality, addiction recovery, the madcap humor of gay/lesbian AA, the creative arts, and the lives of twenty-first-century nuns, as well as the trials and tribulations—and adventures—of contemporary lesbians.

Z Egloff was born in California, raised in the Midwest, and schooled (academically and otherwise) in Amherst, Massachusetts, and on Cape Cod. Verge is her first novel.

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Ebook Verge read Online! Z Egloff was born in California, raised in the Midwest, and schooled (academically and otherwise) on the East Coast. At Amherst College, where she received a B.A. in English, her mentor was David Sofield. He encouraged her writing but she abandoned the pursuit post-college; she had yet to find her voice. Z spent the next decade running a small farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, driving a tractor and plucking weeds. At age thirty, ready for something different and less physically taxing, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a Masters in Psychology. After completing her MA, she worked as a counselor and case manager with high-risk teenagers. All of these experiences, though interesting and rewarding, failed to fully satisfy. It wasn’t until she began writing fiction age 39 that she knew she had found her vocation. Within one year after this discovery, she reduced her hours with the Sonoma County Public Health Department and committed to writing four hours a day, seven days a week. Her debut novel, Verge, was awarded the Bywater Prize for Fiction in May of 2008. She is continually amazed that she has stumbled upon such a rich and compelling endeavor.

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