Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful. #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
Meet our bookish millennial heroine a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will Waxman s wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and Bookish lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare. The Washington Post
Abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm . For anyone who s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility. --Entertainment Weekly
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.
Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell.
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all or mostly all excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is?
Nina considers her options.
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.
- Verlag: Penguin Us; Berkley
- Seitenzahl: 332
- Erscheinungstermin: 9. Juli 2019
- Abmessung: 203mm x 134mm x 30mm
- Gewicht: 280g
- ISBN-13: 9780451491879
- ISBN-10: 0451491874
- Artikelnr.: 54435744
Move over on the settee, Jane Austen. You ve met your modern-day match in Abbi Waxman. Bitingly funny, relatable and intelligent, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a must for anyone who loves to read. Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck With That
It's a shame The Bookish Life of Nina Hill only lasts 350 pages, because I wanted to be friends with Nina for far longer. Refinery29
I hope you're in the mood to be downright delighted, because that's the state you'll find yourself in after reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. PopSugar
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill will put a smile on your face the entire time you re reading it. It s a light, fun summer read with a cast of colorful and lovable characters that you wish were real and that you had on your trivia team. This book is the perfect beach read or pick-me-up for a cloudy day. Hypable
[A] quirky, sweet story. Woman s World
In this love letter to book nerds, Waxman introduces the extraordinary introvert Nina Hill . With witty dialogue and a running sarcastic inner monologue, Waxman brings Nina to vibrant life as she upends her introverted routine and becomes part of the family. Fans of Jojo Moyes will love this. Publishers Weekly
Waxman has created a thoroughly engaging character in this bookish, contemplative, set-in-her ways woman. Be prepared to chuckle. Kirkus Review (starred review)
Book nerds will feel strong kinship with the engaging, introverted Nina Hill, who works in a bookstore, plays pub trivia, and loves office supplies Readers will be captivated by Nina s droll sense of humor. Booklist (starred review)
Full of pop culture references (bonus points for readers who catch the Men at Work one), and the handwritten planner entries are reminiscent of those in Bridget Jones s diary .Will appeal to chick lit fans who enjoy copious rapid-fire dialog. Library Journal
...charming and relatable for any introvert who would rather pass time with fictional characters than people, but will rise to the occasion with the right support. BookTrib
Book lovers will absolutely relate to the central character in Abbi Waxman's third novel. O, The Oprah Magazine
If you relate to staying in and JOMO (joy of missing out), you ll relate to Nina. Betches
[F]ast, light, and fun. Modern Mrs. Darcy
Praise for Abbi Waxman
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. The Garden of Small Beginnings is funny, poignant, and startling in its emotional intensity and in its ability to make the reader laugh and cry on the same page . . . I loved this book! Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street Novels
[A]summer beach read with meat. . . Waxman develops and explores the characters and their relationship in depth. The Washington Post
This is my favorite kind of book hilarious, sad, joyful. Beautifully written. Fun. I dare you not to enjoy it. Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me
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