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Book Lover Some women shop Some eat Dora cures the blues by bingeing on books reading one after another, from Flaubert to bodice rippers, for hours and days on end In this wickedly funny and sexy literary debut, we meet the beguiling, beautiful Dora, whose unique voice combines a wry wit and vulnerability as she navigates the road between reality and fictionDora, named after Eudora Welty, is an indiscriminate book junkie whose life has fallen apart her career, her marriage, and finally her self esteem All she has left is her love of literature, and the book benders she relied on as a child Ever since her larger than life father wandered away and her book loving, alcoholic mother was left with two young daughters, Dora and her sister, Virginia, have clung to each other, enduring a childhood filled with literary pilgrimages instead of summer vacations Somewhere along the way Virginia made the leap into the real world But Dora isn t quite there yet Now she s coping with a painful separation from her husband, scraping the bottom of a dwindling inheritance, and attracted to a seductive book seller who seems to embody all that literature has to offer intelligent ideas, romance, and an escape from her problems Joining Dora in her odyssey is an elderly society hair brusher, a heartbroken young girl, a hilarious off the wall female teamster, and Dora s mother, now on the wagon, trying to make amends Along the way Dora faces some powerful choices Between two irresistible men Between idleness and work And most of all between the joy of well chosen words and the untidiness of real people and real life From the Hardcover edition

About the Author: Jennifer Kaufman

Jennifer Kaufman is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and a two time winner of the national Penney Missouri Journalism Award She has co authored three books with Karen Mack most recently, Freud s Mistress, which received four stars from People and was on USA Today s, Vanity Fair s, and Marie Claire s best summer reading list for 2013 Literacy and Longing in L.A., which reached 1 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and won the Best Fiction Award from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and the Los Angeles Times bestselling novel, A Version of the Truth Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her family.

10 thoughts on “Book Lover

  1. says:

    I bought this book because I recently discovered that I enjoy chicklit It looked promising a woman who likes reading, and hides in reading binges when she is low It was bad.I kept reading it, trying to find when the heroine becomes likeable She likes pizza, she enjoys buying books, her favourite shop is a book shop But no She doesn t become likeable.She is a snob She s biased against people who are not as rich as she

  2. says:

    When life gets rough some girls shop, some girls drink, some get chatty with their girlfriends, and some girls do all of the above, and also grab a stack of novels and soak in the tub until their toes turn to raisins I ve been known to turn to a narrative or two when real life gets overwhelming, so I thought this title might be a nice way to ease myself in slowly to the world of chick lit But nope Turns out habitually

  3. says:

    what the fuck this book started out pretty good and then just completely fizzled then ending is absolutely ridiculous the main character sells out the love interest falls into an plot scenario that has been written way too many times i was so disappointed by this book i had to go out and buy several others just to make up for my lapse in judgement in buying this fact, i am now writing an update to this review beca

  4. says:

    Books about book lovers always seem a bit tricky to me book lovers aren t necessarily readers and vice versa, and what do those terms mean anyway etc And if your book lover heroine doesn t enjoy the same sort of books or have the same attitude to them as the reader, then what I found the title character s frankly snobbish attitude to books annoying, though I envied her articulateness It probably says a great deal about me

  5. says:

    Book Lover is a quirky novel which follows a woman who frequently retreats into the world of bookish wonders, to stay afloat in the real world of emotional dramas and financial woes Sounds like the ideal, but massively impractical, approach except the reader quickly learns of the downsides of this seemingly heavenly lifestyle.Not as serene as I hoped, but I understood the chaos, the interruptions, the hectic lifestyle drifti

  6. says:

    Ugg Awful I did like the quotations at the beginning of each chapter, and the all the literary references, but the writing finally won out I find it unimaginable that the authors yes, there are two authors have read anywhere near the books they allude to their character having read in the book It s almost like they just went to the quotations page and plugged in, quotes about reading and books to gain their literary references

  7. says:

    This book took me forever to readliterally almost a yearmostly because it was so annoying, I kept putting it down and starting other books and only reading it when I was done with my new books and before I d find somethinginteresting to read It was often incredibly ignorant too and very narrowly indicitive of the women who wrote it Long story short, the last 1 3 of the book was pretty good and I enjoyed FINISHING it finally I do

  8. says:

    Sigh I had such high hopes for this book I got it because I was intrigued by the idea of a character who used books an escape from real life I expected some thoughtful explorations of that topic from someone who loved literature What I got was a pedestrian, chick lit novel with a lot of lot of literary name dropping A real missed opportunity.

  9. says:

    An unusual book and one I really rather enjoyed, in no small measure for its difference from any other women s fiction romance book I ve read recently.Dora is obsessed with books and uses them to both hide from and try to make sense of her rapidly disintegrating life I found it hard to get into the book and the character at first, partly due to the sheer numbers of literary allusions in the beginning but something sparky in the stor

  10. says:

    If you actually like reading real literature, this is one of those books that you re slightly embarassed to admit that you ve read It s okay I d classify it as even slightly trashy it goes quickly, I would only recommend it if you need a little relief after a really intense novel, or you enjoy reading stories about the superficial L.A living of spoiled women I m only on page 100 and I m already anxious for it to end it kind of feels l

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