Waiting on Wednesday: An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer
Jacket Copy: Harper Summer 2012 Catalog
Yet Wellesley isn’t the bastion of solidarity and security Naomi had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women she is consumed by loneliness—until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake. The event marks Naomi’s introduction to Wellesley’s oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students.
Within “Shakes,” Naomi begins to open up, reflecting a little less and living a little more. Detaching from the past, Naomi immerses herself in this exciting and liberating new world. But her happiness is soon clouded by a scandal with irrevocable consequences. Naomi has always tried to save the ones she loves, but part of growing up is learning that, sometimes, saving others is a matter of saving yourself.
An Uncommon Education is a compelling portrait of a young woman’s quest for greatness. Poignant and wise, it artfully captures the complicated ties of family and friendship, and the importance of learning to let go.