The Sweet Birds of Gorham
Daisy was used to attention and admiration until she came to Gorham, an exclusive women's college, to teach English. At first they ignored her, but soon the faculty wives were treating Daisy with the caution accorded to a sleeping cobra. For Daisy had decided she was going to have the man they treasured most--George Auerbach, Gorham's renown Poet-in-Residence.
"I have read The Sweet Birds of Gorham with really great pleasure. It is a novel about academic life without a touch of solemnity in its handling of its sometimes solemn characters. Indeed, it is high comedy, but with touches of blackness and at the same time its own kind of pathos. Daisy Lerner is an adorable heroine." --Mark Schorer
"A delightfully original, touching, funny, gifted novel that I like particularly." --Francis Steegmuller
"...touches on and touches off faculty life in an efforless and funny fashion." --Virginia Kirkus' Service
"What a joy it is to read Ann Birstein. The Sweet Birds of Gorham is so sharp, swift, and funny that one is in danger of forgetting how right an eye Miss Birstein has, and how well-tuned an ear." --Jules Feiffer