Off Course

Off Course

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
When a PhD student ventures to a mountain cabin to finish her dissertation, the hothouse community subsumes her in a series of ill-advised relationships.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374224479
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Nov 01, 2017

This is a tedious book filled with cliche characters. Features the PhD struggles of the daughter of rich parents who just happen to have a cabin in a "quaint" town in the California Sierras inhabited by "quaint" folks. Don't waste your time on this one.

ChristchurchLib May 18, 2014

"It's 1981, and Ph. D. candidate Cressida Hartley is struggling with her dissertation, so she's moved to the relative isolation of her parents' cabin in the Sierras to finish up. Instead, free for maybe the first time in her life, she allows herself to be drawn into the small dramas of the local mountain community. This includes going from a fling with one man to a serious relationship with another -- who happens to be married. And it is that relationship that will come to define Cress' life, for better or worse, for the next several years. A heartbreaking story, Off Course will appeal to fans of reflective novels featuring sympathetic characters." Fiction A to Z May 2014 newsletter

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top