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The Abstinence Teacher

by Tom Perrotta

  • 106 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • American Contemporary Fiction - Individual Authors +,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Evangelists,
  • Sex educators,
  • Soccer coaches

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9861892M
    ISBN 100312358334
    ISBN 109780312358334

    In the end, what I wanted was a book about an abstinence teacher's struggle with her school and her local church, with maybe a side-order of romance. What I got was a romance between two divorcés, one of whom happened to have a job as an abstinence teacher. I wanted something sparky and satirical, but I got something mundane and mediocre/5(57). A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.

    The Abstinence Teacher exposes the powerful emotions that run beneath the surface of modern American family life and explores the complex spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people. Elegantly written, it is characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and compassion that have animated Perrotta's previous novels. Books shelved as abstinence: The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta, Hold Tight, Don't Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner, For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We.

    Get this from a library! The abstinence teacher. [Tom Perrotta] -- Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. Her daughter's soccer coach, Tom Mason, is a former bad boy who hit rock bottom and was saved. Now a member of the local. The Abstinence Teacher: Tom Perrotta: : Books. Skip to main Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Reviews:


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This is a novel set in contemporary America, featuring a sex-education teacher who is forced to adopt an abstinence-based curriculum when a new church starts making waves in the town.

The book is at its best when focusing on the titular theme Cited by: 3. The Abstinence Teacher Gets an A in My Grade Book Tom Perrotta and I have two things in common: New Jersey roots and novels about sex education; his latest work, The Abstinence Teacher is the only other novel, besides my own, The Sex Ed Chronicles, that I have read which covers a subject that is still considered taboo in some social circles/5.

So when Ruth Ramsey, the divorced year-old mother who is the protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s new novel, “The Abstinence Teacher,” learns that her teenage daughter, Eliza (who could be a Author: Liesl Schillinger. This is a novel set in contemporary America, featuring a sex-education teacher who is forced to adopt an abstinence-based curriculum when a new church starts making waves in the town.

The book is at its best when focusing on the titular theme /5(). The Abstinence Teacher is a novel by American author Tom tells the story of Ruth Ramsey, a divorced sexual education teacher who lives in suburban New Jersey and comes into conflict with the town's conservative population.

According to Perrotta, it is "all about sex education and the culture wars." He was inspired to write the novel after reading of the Author: Tom Perrotta. The Abstinence Teacher exposes the powerful emotions that run beneath the surface of modern American family life and explores the complex spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.

Elegantly written, it is characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and compassion that have animated Perrotta’s previous novels. The information about The Abstinence Teacher shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the. THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER by the high-school teacher whose unwary response to a provocative classroom question about oral sex leads to her being saddled with a not-so-covertly Christian sex-ed curriculum.

But Perrotta encourages us to respect all his characters, including the ones who belong to the Tabernacle of the Gospel Truth, source of the. The Abstinence Teacher exposes the powerful emotions that run beneath the surface of modern American family life and explores the complex spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.

Select Reviews “Tom Perrotta knows his suburbia, and in The Abstinence Teacher he carves out an even larger chunk of his distinct with Perrotta.

The America he depicts in his new novel, The Abstinence Teacher, a New York Times Notable Book, is one of raging culture wars.

Here, the battle is being waged not just in the local high school. The Abstinence Teacher. by Tom Perrotta pp, Fourth Estate, £ Tom Perrotta is best known for skewering American middle-class suburbia, mainly on the strength of two films made from his.

The New York Times Book Review (in a front-page review) The Abstinence Teacher illuminates the powerful emotions that run beneath the placid surface of modern American family life, and explores the complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.

It is elegantly and simply written, characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and 5/5(1). The Abstinence Teacher (Book): Perrotta, Tom, Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with who haven't curled up on the couch with this writer's books are missing a very great pleasure Seattle Times Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children: it's got good schools, solid values and a healthy real estate market.

Parents in the town are. The Abstinence Teacher: A Novel - Ebook written by Tom Perrotta. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Abstinence Teacher: A Novel/5(73).

THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER This was a pointless waste of time. I'm sure Perotta is capable of much more substance, better pacing, events relevant to the story, etc. don't waste your money on this book/5(64).

The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta There is probably no one writing today who is a more astute guide to the world of soccer moms, Lexus SUVs and McMansions than Tom Perrotta. Author Name Perrotta, Tom. Title The Abstinence Teacher. Binding Hardcover.

Book Condition Fine. Publisher St. Martin's Press. ISBN Number /. Tom Perrotta’s last book was so foul and awful that I won't even bother to mention its name in this review.

It is a shame, because over the last 15 years he has written several excellent novels, including Little Children (), The Abstinence Teacher (), and The Leftovers (). The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta--Audiobook Excerpt. Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Tom Perrotta's novel The Abstinence Teacher.

Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children, but amid its good schools and healthy real estate market, a. Tom Perrotta knows his suburbia, and in The Abstinence Teacher he carves out an even larger chunk of his distinct terrain.

Set in the northeastern suburb of Stonewood Heights, Perrotta's sixth book takes on the war between the liberals and the evangelists. Buy a cheap copy of The Abstinence Teacher book by Tom Perrotta.

“Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with who haven’t curled up on the couch with this writer’s books are missing a very great Free shipping over $  The New York Times Book Review (in a front-page review) The Abstinence Teacher illuminates the powerful emotions that run beneath the placid surface of modern American family life, and explores the complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people.

It is elegantly and simply written, characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and /5().Our Reading Guide for The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.