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THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND NOVEL FROM THE WRITER EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL (STATION ELEVEN) CALLS SHARP, WITTY, AND IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING
Is a new life possible? Because Shira Greenes life hasnt quite turned out as planned. Shes a single mom living withher daughter and her gay friend, Ahmad.Her PhD on DantesVita Nuovahasnt gotten her a job, and her career as a translator hasnt exactly taken offeither.
But then she gets a call from aNobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insistsshes the only one who cantranslatehis newest book.
Stunned, Shira realizes thatjust like that her lifecan change.She seesa new beginning beckoning:academic glory,demand for her translations,and even love (her good luck has made her feel more open to theentreaties of a neighborhood indie bookstore owner).
Theres only one problem: It all hinges on the translation, and as Shira starts working on theexquisitely intricate passages of the poets book, she realizes that it may in fact be, well ... impossible to translate.
A deft, funny, and big-hearted novel about second chances,Good on Paperis a grand novel of family, friendship, and possibility.