The Professor and the Don's Girl

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It’s the end of the term, and Nadia Hill hopes for a romance with her young literature professor, once she graduates. But there are obstacles. For starters, she’s attending college under an alias—made necessary because she’s the daughter of a high-ranking figure in organized crime, who vowed that Nadia would receive all A’s throughout her college career.

Standing in the way of such perfection is Heath Alexander, a man of unimpeachable integrity, who is about to give Nadia a B+ in his literature course. Will he budge off his principles and award her the higher grade—especially if he is made to understand the dire consequences of not doing so?

In this delightful and hilarious novel, matters are complicated further by several of the professor’s colleagues, who plot to deny him tenure; the Don’s loyal yet inept associate; and the Don’s irrepressible and crafty former lover.
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About the author

During his career as a former Professor of English at the University of Georgia, John Vance published six academic books and some forty articles and reviews, including Samuel Johnson and the Sense of History and William Wycherley and the Comedy of Fear.

A return to theatre activity (as actor and director) inspired forty dramatic and comic plays, most of which were staged. Now he is concentrating exclusively on fiction, with eight other novels published by independent presses. He holds three degrees from Florida State University and is a military veteran. John lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife Susan. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.
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Simon and Schuster
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Mar 29, 2017
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Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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Life, the Universe and Everything
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription thrusts him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless
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