Two Across

Two Across

A Novel

Book - 2015
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Highly awkward teenager Stanley Owens meets his match in beautiful, brainy Vera Baxter when they tie for first place in the annual National Spelling Bee-and the two form a bond that will change both of their lives. Though their mothers have big plans for them-Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor-neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a scheme to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the cash gifts, hoping they will enable him to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. In enlisting Vera to marry him, though, he neglects one variable: she's secretly in love with him, which makes their counterfeit ceremony an exercise in misery for her. Realizing the truth only after she's moved away and cut him out of her life, Stanley tries to atone for his mistakes and win her back. But he's unable to find her, until one day he comes across a puzzle whose clues make him think it could only have been...
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2015
ISBN: 9781455554621
9781455590155
Branch Call Number: BARTSCH
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 2 across

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ontherideau Oct 23, 2015

Storyline good, clever puzzle aspect but no connection to the characters.

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