The Perfect Elizabeth

The Perfect Elizabeth

A Tale of Two Sisters

Book - 2000 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
A spirited exploration of the relationship between two sisters--Liza, a poet in search of a career beyond dog-walking, and Bette, a teacher altogether too absorbed in her dissertation--offers a modern-day look at love, parents, infidelity, and life. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Liza is a would-be poet who spends miserable days as a legal secretary, while her sister, Bette, is teaching at a prestigious university and writing her dissertation on Toast in the English Novel. Bette has even taken to eating only that which the characters she is writing about would eat: nice cups of tea, boiled egg on toast, mincemeat ... Liza is a bit concerned. She is also concerned about the status of her relationship with her actor boyfriend Gregor. They are not living together, and that is a problem.
Then there is the issue of Liza's career, or the lack thereof. Can dog walking be considered a career? Liza is beginning to think so. Mercifully, Bette is merely a local phone call away.
By the end of this novel, the sisters have dealt with unemployment, infidelity, interfering parents, Hollywood, lemmings, a pregnancy, and a wedding.

Baker
& Taylor

An exploration of the relationship between two sisters--Liza, a poet in search of a career beyond dog-walking, and Bette, a teacher altogether too absorbed in her dissertaion--offers a modern-day look at love, parents, infidelity, and life.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312252250
0312252250
9780312270803
0312270801
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm.

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