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The Grammarians The Grammarians Are Laurel And Daphne Wolfe, Identical, Inseparable Redheaded Twins Who Share An Obsession With Words They Speak A Secret Twin Tongue Of Their Own As Toddlers As Adults Making Their Way In S Manhattan, Their Verbal Infatuation Continues, But This Love, Which Has Always Bound Them Together, Begins Instead To Push Them Apart Daphne, Copy Editor And Grammar Columnist, Devotes Herself To Preserving The Dignity And Elegance Of Standard English Laurel, Who Gives Up Teaching Kindergarten To Write Poetry, Is Drawn, Instead, To The Polymorphous, Chameleon Nature Of The Written And Spoken Word Their Fraying Twin Ship Finally Shreds Completely When The Sisters Go To War, Absurdly But Passionately, Over Custody Of Their Most Prized Family Heirloom Merriam Webster S New International Dictionary, Second EditionCathleen Schine Has Written A Playful And Joyful Celebration Of The Interplay Of Language And Life A Dazzling Comedy Of Sisterly And Linguistic Manners, A Revelation Of The Delights And Stresses Of Intimacy, The Grammarians Is The Work Of One Of Our Great Comic Novelists At Her Very Best


About the Author: Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine is the author of The New Yorkers, The Love Letter, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport among other novels She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review.



10 thoughts on “The Grammarians

  1. says:

    Twin, n A couple a pair twoTwin, v.t To part, sever, sunder, deprive of.And do a matching set of twins are born Vibrant red hair, a precocious pair, who take to language early and never really stop from it being fascinating Their closeness even into intimadated their mother, their was scarcely a thought that between them went unshared What one knew, the other d


  2. says:

    The Grammarians is a tale of sisterhood and a love letter to the English language Cute, quirky, and highly readable, this book was a good deal of fun, especially for someone as word obsessed as I am.The blurb on this book is rather misleading, so I m providing my own here As children, Daphne and Laurel red haired identical twins speak to each other in a pidgin l


  3. says:

    From the summary, we have what seems to be a rousing set up for a biting grammatical comedy Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word Their fraying twin ship


  4. says:

    Oh hell yes This charming little book had me on the first page, and when it was over, I was sorry to be done Big thanks go to Net Galley and Farrar, Straus and Giroux for the review copy This is the first time I have read anything Schine has written, but it cannot possibly be the last You can buy it now We start in the dark we start behind bars Happily, it s because our protagonists are


  5. says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway It s a decent book, easy to read But it s falsely advertised The story makes it seem like most of the book deals with this fight between the two sisters when about 2 3rd deals with them growing up and just naturally drifting apart the ending was a bit unrealistic as well if it had been advertised better I d have given it 4 stars It s about twins who lose s


  6. says:

    Words to describe this novel delightful, clever, witty, intelligent, droll, and, finally, moving I have been a fan of Cathleen Schine for some time now, starting with her Rameau s Niece from the early 1990s The Grammarians is like a finely aged wine, written by a skilled novelist at the height of her craft It is a novel of twins trying to find their independence as well as how we humans use language.Daphn


  7. says:

    I had a problem getting into this, and it didn t work for me.


  8. says:

    Women s fiction Mild family drama Did not match blurb.


  9. says:

    I ve had a very mixed experience with the author thus far I ve discovered her while reading her latest prior to this book, which was an absolutely lovely introduction, but it didn t hold extend to her earlier work Seems to me that she s improved tremendously over the years and now her talent really shines when it comes to a very specific sort of subtly humorous New York stories This is one such story about two redheaded twin sister


  10. says:

    I received this ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review The Grammarians follows the lives of precocious twin girls who share the special bond characteristic of identical siblings, which for them is a shared secret language This broadens to a mutual romance with words, fueled by their father s purchase of a massive English dictionary The tome, perched on a wooden stand, is given pride of place, where the girls obsessivel


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