Elizabeth Percer’s AN UNCOMMON EDUCATION is now available in paperback.

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An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer (Harper; 342 pages; $24.99).

 

            Coming of age novels are so popular as of late.  They are everywhere.  Just within the last few months, I have read Jennifer Miller’s The Year of the Gadfly, Morgan Callan Rogers’s Ruby Red Heart in a Deep Blue Sea, Amber Dermont’s The Starboard Sea, and others.   The new novel An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer can now take its place beside these favorites.  In some ways, Percer’s book stands head and shoulders above the others.  I think it all has to do with the main character.  In this case, her name is Naomi, and she is a rare breed indeed.

 

One phrase Percer repeats throughout this novel is “she could fly.”  No, Naomi cannot literally fly.  “She could fly” is a metaphor and refers to how this tale allows both Naomi and Percer to…

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