Virgins: A Novel

Diversion Books
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For the seniors at Immaculate Heart High, hormones triumphed over the State of Grace - and everyone's vocation was to DO IT. The Map of Forbidden Sexual Delights extended its boundaries nightly in the back seats of tail-finned cars. And nothing - not even the Anti-Smut League - could keep the boys and the girls from a rowdy, raunchy romp through those heart-stopping, heart-wrenching days of growing up!

"To read Virgins is to remember the days when a kiss was two tightly closed mouths colliding and there were definite rules as to where a roving hand could rove… and no, if you are too young to remember those days, Caryl Rivers is not making it all up. Rivers has written a very funny book." —The Washington Post

"Miss Rivers demonstrates her sharp comic form right from the start." —The New York Times Book Review

"Rivers doesn’t give one time to pause for breath between the bawdy laugh-out-loud and wrenchingly moving moments in her new book. … This glimpse of the chasm separating youthful hopes and realities will affect readers strongly." —Publishers’ Weekly

"Rivers is in her element. Her descriptions, from the blue serge uniforms and scuffed oxfords to the continuing battle of wits with the nuns, are right on target. Virgins is quick and bright." —The Los Angeles Times
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About the author

Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author, journalist, media critic and professor of Journalism at Boston University. She is the author of four novels and four works of non-fiction, all critically acclaimed. Her books have been selections of the Book of the Month Club, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Troll Book club. Caryl is a distinguished scholar in the areas of gender and media, and has been widely published in the New York Times Magazine,The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune. As a screenwriter, she has written a number of acclaimed made-for-television films.
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Publisher
Diversion Books
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Published on
May 17, 2012
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Pages
275
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ISBN
9781938120213
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Humorous / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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From international bestselling author Caryl Rivers, a street-wise crime reporter and all-American science writer stumble onto a conspiracy that will threaten not only their careers, but their very lives.

“A stylish bio tech thriller…has you totally in its grasp. The finale is hair-raising! Rivers displays to good effect her streetwise, culturally hip sense of humor.” – New York Daily News

Sally Ellenberg has a nose for bad news. It’s detrimental to her love life, but perfect for her job on the crime beat. When writing up a report on a minor hold up, she stumbles across a strange detail: in the middle of the holdup, the gunman screamed suddenly before falling dead. In searching for answers, Sally teams up with orderly (and sexy) science-writer John Forbes Aiken to chase down an increasingly bizarre series of clues, from missing autopsy reports to bizarre brain experiments on animals.

As Sally and Jack dig deeper, they uncover a conspiracy reaching into the highest levels of the U.S. government and the escalating War on Terror. Reeling from a new series of attacks from Al Qaeda terrorists, the military desperately seeks new ways to get intelligence on those who would attack the United States. As powerful forces attempt to discredit Sally and Jack, they find themselves increasingly alone as they get closer to the terrifying truth.

“Rivers has a very deft hand with prose and a gift for witty dialogue, assets that make it a pleasure to read INDECENT BEHAVIOR – the bio tech plot, which leaves the FBI, CIA and government looking sleazy and sordid, moves quickly in and around Boston, surprising the reader with its twists and turns…a great novel and a genuine pleasure to read.” –Boston Herald

“Rivers tries her hand at a bio-tech thriller, with slickly professional results. Rivers is as amusing as ever, and her leading couple make fine company indeed.” –Kirkus

“A lively story from the news racket… There aren’t too many really good newspaper novels, so it’s gratifying to report that INDECENT BEHAVIOR…has the old newsroom pungency, even though, as reporter Sally Ellenberg realizes, newsrooms aren’t what they used to be.” –Chicago Tribune
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