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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Giveaway: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman

Contemporary dating lit-fic, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., may seem a bit out of place in all of this Janery - or at least, that's what I thought when I was contacted about granting it a spot in the lineup - it's certainly not a retelling of an Austen novel, or even directly inspired by one. But debut novelist Adelle Waldman has actually been garnering comparisons to Jane Austen with her look at modern relationships and social mores. And in fact, Adelle is a bit of a Janeite herself, counting Austen among her influences and  writing numerous Austen-inspired articles for Slate.
And that was all it took to convince me.
I'll be sharing my thoughts in the next couple of days, but until then, click through to enter to win a copy of

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman
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Contemporary, 242 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.
Bold, touching, and funny—a debut novel by a brilliant young woman about the coming-of-age of a brilliant young literary man

Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice,” who is lively fun and holds her own in conversation with his friends.

In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a modern man—who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness—and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love.

Henry Holt and Co. have offered up 2 copies of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. to two lucky Austen in August readers! This giveaway is US only. Ends September 7th, 12a EST. Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.
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  1. I hope this book has witty dialogue!

  2. Of course I'm curious! And I love that Austen's style is still influencing writers.

  3. Always curious. The words Jane Austen or JK Rowling will get me to read just about anything. That's how I found Georgette Heyer, whom I love. You never know when the next almost as good as Jane will come along.

  4. What a great idea! I'd love to read this novel because I think what I love most about Austen is her view of her society and the people in it. Nathaniel P. seems like just that type of novel-a modern day examination of society.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. This sounds really interesting. I haven't read any contemporary adaptations of Jane Austen and while this isn't a direct adaptation it sounds like a cool read.

  6. I think there are so many books influenced by Austen that are out there and its great to find them. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. I'm very curious about Ms. Waldman's writing, those are big shoes to fill. As a fan of literary fiction I'm interested in what I might find in the story of Nathaniel P. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. I would read this book for the cover alone! Very eye-catching and has the same feel of a great cover designed in the 1960s.

  9. I would read this. The lizzie bennet diaries have shown that the bookscan be modernized

  10. I'd love to read a romance from a man's perspective. So often are they from women's perspectives that readers never fully understand what the man is thinking so it would be a nice change of pace :)

  11. Your review of this intrigued me. I think I would like this (or appreciate it like you said). It's an interesting topic to take on at the very least


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