The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
The author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar.
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.) It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.
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About the Author
"What a treat!! Abbi Waxman is one of the wittiest voices in the world today. The Garden of Small Beginnings is a beautiful book full of humor, heart, and deep insight."--Molly Shannon, actress "Funny and poignant. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. May make you want to play in dirt and grow a new life of your own."--Wendy Wax, USA Today bestselling author of Best Beach Ever
"Meet your new favorite writer."--The Daily Beast "Waxman's skill at characterization . . . lifts this novel far above being just another 'widow finds love' story. Clearly an observer, Waxman has mastered the fine art of dialogue as well. Characters ring true right down to Lilian's two daughters, who often steal the show."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Waxman takes readers from tears to laughter in this depiction of one woman's attempt to hold it all together for everyone else only to learn it's OK to put herself first."--Booklist
"Kudos to debut author Waxman for creating an endearing and realistic cast of main and supporting characters (including the children). Her narrative and dialog are drenched with spring showers of witty and irreverent humor."--Library Journal (starred review) "The Garden of Small Beginnings is a quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book."--HelloGiggles "Waxman's voice is witty, emotional, and often profound."--InStyle (UK) "This novel is filled with characters you'll love and wish you lived next door to in real life."--Bustle "It's impossible not to fall in love with Lilian, a young widow who is still trying to come to terms with the death of her husband four years later . . . If you are thinking to yourself, 'Forget it, I'm not reading a gardening book, ' don't worry . . . THIS IS NOT A GARDENING BOOK! It is, however, a feel-good, hate-to-put-it-down kind of book!"--Chick Lit Central