In these days of trying times, political unrest, uncertainty on many fronts, it’s good to just take a step back and find some joy somewhere, anywhere. Reading Abbi Waxman’s novel is a good start. From the first page to the last, this is a book that will keep the reader giggling, chuckling, and even laughing out loud over an unexpected phrase or incident or reference. Nina Hill works in an independent bookstore. She is young, introverted, shy, and highly intelligent. She lives alone in a small guardhouse with her books and a cat. Life is good. Suddenly she is thrown for a loop when she meets a guy she actually might like. In addition, she discovers a father she never knew she had (recently deceased) and a whole passel of relatives thinking she should definitely not be in his will. If you dislike trivia, literary references, non sequiturs, movie quotes, or anything of that nature, this is not the book for you. But for those book lovers among us, this novel is made to order. It’s witty, charming, fun, highly entertaining, and I cannot praise it enough.
–Sandy, Broadway Books, Portland, OR