Leah Greenblatt
December 14, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Version of the Truth

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Jennifer Kaufman, Karen Mack
publisher
Delacorte
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B

In Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack’s A Version of the Truth, an awkward but oddly endearing fusion of chick lit and a college survey course, dyslexic high school dropout Cassie Shaw finds herself an unemployable widow in Topanga Canyon, Calif., at age 30. Like many a spirited heroine before her, she fakes it, landing a girl Friday post for two professors at a nearby university thanks to her (imaginary) B.A. In the midst of her night school musings on Descartes and Thoreau, Cassie begins to seek out a different kind of education — traveling her own bumpy path to romance and self-realization. B

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