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Eric Jerome Dickey, author of fourteen New York Times bestselling novels, imagines the formative college years of one of his most popular heroines, Nia Simone Bijou. This Penguin Special includes a preview of Decadence, coming April 2013.

From her first days at Virginia’s Hampton University, impressionable, creative Nia falls smitten with Chris Eidos Alleyne, an athlete and a scholar.

“Love is sweet nothings and beautiful promises,” Nia writes in her journal. What her girlfriends know, and her mother doesn’t, is that Chris’s expression of love is deeply physical. Wielding powerful charisma, Chris soon has Nia abandoning innocence for experience.

Believing that Chris will reward her sacrifices with lifelong commitment, Nia thrills to her newfound pleasures. She knows in her heart that each act of intimacy draws them ever closer. But when the Big Man on Campus learns to take what is freely given, without regard to love, Nia finds herself newly enrolled in Heartbreak 101.

The Education of Nia Simone Bijou is a rousing tale of youthful passion, once kindled, never extinguished.

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The Education of Nia Simone Bijou
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A little bit lost
May 27th, 2014
I sure hope this prequel was worth it, cuz I'm dying to know what happens to Nia that makes reference to the past
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April 27th, 2014
I can relate to this book on so many levels
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March 5th, 2014
Eric Jerome Dickey does not disappoint. This book reminds the reader that education is not confined to the classroom.
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The education of Nia Simone Bijou
December 30th, 2013
Brilliant writer! This novel was so familiar it was as if the writer had known me in my youth.
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The Education of Nia Simone Bijou
June 9th, 2013
The very quick read! It brings back so many memories, as it depicts college life of so many...lust, love, and sorrow. Thankfully, we learn more socially in college than we can ever learn from a textbook.
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Great read!!
May 31st, 2013
I love edj's novels...I wish this one was longer...I've already read Pleasure...can't wait for Decadence!!!
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Great book
May 19th, 2013
Although it is a short introduction to who Nia Simone is, this book grabbed my attention and I read it in one day. I can't wait to read Decadence. Great job Eric Jerome Dickey.
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April 14th, 2013
Intriguing, but too short. He always leaves you wanting more. Great writer.
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The Education of Nia Simone Bijou
March 9th, 2013
Now that I read this book I have a better understanding of the character..Nia Simone Bijou. A good read!
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