The grammarians
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
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Large print edition.
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341 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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English
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9781432871291, 1432871293

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"From the author compared to Norah 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"--

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schine, C. (2019). The grammarians (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

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Schine, Cathleen. 2019. The Grammarians. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schine, Cathleen. The Grammarians Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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Schine, Cathleen. The Grammarians Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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