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Unbecoming (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Suspense, romance, deception. Art and antiques. Small town America, New York, the outskirsts and flea markets of Paris. This is the stuff of Rebecca Scherm's grand slam of a debut, a story with which I immediately fell in love and one which readers would be wrong to miss. The characters of Unbecoming, while not always likeable, are some of the most compelling I've ever encountered. As readers embark on a journey with Grace across the Atlantic, back and forth in memory and emotion, she seeks to both keep herself hidden and find a way back to the people she left behind in an artfully executed mess of lies, love, and fraud. I could not tear myself away from this book.

— Claire

February 2015 Indie Next List

“Julie rents a room in a dilapidated house outside of Paris. She repairs antiques, mostly things no one else wants, and is a loner with no friends or social life. In her room at night, she reads the news from Garland, Tennessee, her hometown, where two men are about to be let out on parole for a crime for which she was the mastermind. Julie is terrified of being found and is just trying to survive. This is an exhilarating page-turner with multi-layered characters and several good twists. Once you hit the halfway point, it's a race to the finish to find out what's going to happen.”
— Amanda Skelton, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN

About the Author

REBECCA SCHERM holds an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan, where she currently teaches. Her work has appeared in "Subtropics, The Hairpin, Hobart," and "Fiction Writers Review."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410479907
ISBN-10: 1410479900
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 8th, 2015
Pages: 609
Language: English