The Grammarians (Large Print / Library Binding)

The Grammarians Cover Image
$30.99
Out of Stock, generally 4-5 days to Order your Copy and have it arrive.

Description


An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language.

From the author compared to Nora Ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language.

The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret �twin� tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster�s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.

Cathleen Schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432871291
ISBN-10: 1432871293
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: November 27th, 2019
Language: English

Thank You for your continuing support of Rainy Day Books!

Your Online Orders and Phone Orders help maintain our operations, our staff, and our mission to keep people well informed and entertained.  Please spread the word that we are helping people of all ages get the Books they need.  E-Mail and call your family & friends, post to social media, and spread the word. We are working 7 days a week to keep orders moving, please be patient as delivery times are now extended due to high order volume and delays in our restock. We are making every effort to expand delivery coverage, and we are sending some books directly from our suppliers to you to speed the process up!