An English professor, who lost a favorite book years ago, ordered a replacement — and amazingly received that exact missing text back in the mail.
Columbia University alum Gena Zuroski, who teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, had long lamented losing “Consuming Subjects” and assumed a student of hers walked off with it.
“It happens, it’s fine, but that’s a book I spent a lot of time with in grad school and return to frequently,” Zuroski wrote on her Facebook page this week.
“Anyway, before Christmas I decided it was stupid to miss it any longer and I went on Amazon and ordered the cheapest used copy. I just opened the package and pulled it out and thought how familiar the object was, how it felt like it had `come back.’ Then I opened it to the title page and and THIS.”
Zuroski purchased the book for $14.95 through Amazon third-party seller Motor City Books in St. Louis.
Once she opened the package, Zurokski instantly spotted her own handwritten name on the book – dated March 2000, when she was a grad student at Brown University.
The 1997 work “Consuming Subjects” was penned by Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace, examining the origins of women as consumers.