George and Lizzie

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Touchstone Books
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501162909

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About the Author

Nancy Pearl is a librarian and lifelong reader. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Her books include 2003's Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason; 2005's More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason; 2007's Book Crush: For Kids and Teens; Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest; and 2010's Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. Among her many awards and honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal, the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, and the 2004 Women's National Book Association Award.

Reviews

FEATURED IN SOUTHERN LIVING'S "Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can't Wait to Read"
GEORGE AND LIZZIE is a fresh, sweet, funny, and completely charming love story between two people, two families, and two unlikely paths in life, which somehow find their way to each other. To read this novel is to see family, love, and life in a new light.
--Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author
As sparkling as Prosecco, as jubilantly quirky and inventive a love story as you could ever want, and a jigsaw puzzle you never want to finish. If I could marry a novel, this wise, witty and rapturously inventive book would be it.--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD and PICTURES OF YOU
Nancy Pearl understands the desperate, confused, needy heart that beats under the surface of even the most dysfunctional of relationships, and exposes it with wit and genuine love. Oh, and you'll never think about football the same way again.--Katherine Heiny, author of SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW and STANDARD DEVIATIONS
GEORGE AND LIZZIE overflows with humor and heart, with quirks and eccentricities, with unforgettable characters....Her story daringly and playfully jumbles time and convention, gathering heft and humor as it unfolds. The end result is an irresistible debut by a born storyteller.
--Jim Lynch, author of Before the Wind
Read GEORGE AND LIZZIE. This smart novel has a smashing premise, an engaging cast of characters, and a voice that propels you from first page to last with its wit, insight into secrets, families, and football, and its unrelenting energy.--Stephen McCauley, author of THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION and MY EX-LIFE
GEORGE AND LIZZIE is an unusual story about a marriage, except that really it's a story about growing up, except that really it's a story about a cast of uncommon, bewitching characters I could have happily read about for a month. It's smart, funny, warmly sketched, cleverly put together, engagingly told, and sums to something wonderful and unexpected. I will be recommending it unrelentingly to everyone I know.
--Laurie Frankel, author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS
Nancy Pearl has long been a bright light in the literary world--what a delight to bask in the glow of her debut novel. GEORGE AND LIZZIE is a richly absorbing portrait of a perfectly imperfect marriage; a wryly observed story of family, love, and absurdity; and a deft consideration of the moments that shadow and shape our lives, and just might take on lives of their own.--Amy Poeppel, author of SMALL ADMISSIONS
Pearl dramatizes a complicated and deeply illuminating union of opposites and conducts profound inquiries into the self, family, empathy, and love. The result is a charming, edgy, and many faceted novel of penetrating humor and resonant insight.
--Donna Seaman "Booklist (starred review) "
[A]n homage to true love, painful childhood experiences, and emotional scars that last a lifetime. It's a story of forgiveness, especially for one's self....Extraordinary.--Washington Post
With eccentric characters, relationship drama, and a vivid sense of place, this Anne Tyler-esque debut novel is sure to interest and please Pearl's many fans.--Library Journal