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How to Talk to A Widower

Tropper, Jonathan

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Talk to A Widower
"Beautifully crafted", "Fantastically funny." "Compulsively readable." Jonathan Tropper has earned wild acclaim---and comparisons to Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta--for his biting humor and insightful portrayals of families in crisis and men behaving badly. Now the acclaimed author ofThe Book of JoeandEverything Changestackles love, lust, and lost in the suburbs--in a stunning novel that is by turns heartfelt and riotously funny. Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet suburban town, that makes him something of a celebrity--the object of sympathy, curiosity, and, in some cases, unbridled desire. But Doug has other things on his mind. First there's his sixteen year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet kid who now is getting into increasingly serious trouble on a daily basis. Then there are Doug's sisters: his bossy twin, Clair, who's just left he husband and moved in with Doug, determined to rouse him from his Grieving stupor. And Debbie, who's engaged to Doug's ex-best friend and manically determined to pull off the perfect wedding at any cost. Soon Doug's entire nuclear family is in his face. And when he starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time around dating scene, it isn't long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across the suburban landscape. From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press, 2007
ISBN: 0385338902
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: viii, 341 p. ; 22 cm


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May 29, 2013
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved the main character as someone you can relate to and feel for. A great read. Every book by this author is a winner!

Aug 23, 2012
  • smc01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book made me laugh and cry. I really cared about the characters, even though some of their antics are a bit hard to believe. I think it's a fair portrayal of recovering from the loss of a loved one. The humour certainly helps the reader to bear the sadness.

Dec 24, 2010
  • bibliokittycat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Engaging writing style with a wryly humorous insight into relationships and emotions. Definitely adult content. A book about love and loss.


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May 05, 2010
  • westiestimestwo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I once had a wife. Her name was Hailey. Now she's gone. And so am I."


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