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Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college -- yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Leavy
ISBN: 9781462538157 1462538150 9781462538164 1462538169
OCLC Number: 1039212422
Notes: Includes discussion & homework questions.
Description: vii, 154 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents.
Responsibility: Patricia Leavy.

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"Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college -- yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her diverse teammates -- two neuroscientists, a philosopher, a dance teacher, a collage artist, and a farmer -- Peyton wonders what she could ever have to contribute. The ensuing journey of discovery will transform the characters' work, their biases, and themselves. This suspenseful novel shows that the answers you seek can be found in the most unlikely places"--

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