|Publisher:||Farrar Straus & Giroux|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||289|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0|
Matthew Quick is the author of the THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and two young adult novels, SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR and the forthcoming BOY21. His work received the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention; was named an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction Finalist; won the Michigan Library Association's Thumbs Up! Award and was selected for the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011 list.
This multifaceted, well-told story by first-time author Quick provides an excellent view of American society as seen through the eyes of a sheltered and mentally ill man. Ray Porter's (Mr. Playboy) reading is clear and distinct; he has a wide enough range to distinguish among the various male speakers, but he strains with the female voices. Of interest to English majors and fiction readers. [Audio clip available through www.blackstoneaudio.com.-ed.]-laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
“Aawww shucks!” NPR's Nancy Pearl said. “I know that’s hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick’s heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel... This book makes me smile.”
Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending—the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.). The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he’s being haunted by Kenny G!
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his own adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook, featuring Bradley Cooper ( People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive) in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: “Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut.”
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