Literacy and Longing in L.A.

Paperback $15.00

May 29, 2007 | 352 Pages

Ebook $9.99

May 30, 2006 | 300 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    May 29, 2007 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    May 30, 2006 | 300 Pages

Praise

"A book with the word "Literacy" in the title? A book with a lot of astute and telling quotes used as a plot device?… Literacy and Longing in L.A. turns out to be the most delightful read of the year…. An absolute romp dotted with the kind of wise sayings you never want to forget."—Liz Smith

"Kaufman and Mack cultivate a bright, breezy tone…. This is chick fiction in its purest form, so humor is always plentiful."—The Miami Herald

"Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack have a lot of nerve! How dare they come up with the brilliant idea to write a novel about a woman who tells her life story through her obsession with books! And how dare they execute it so beautifully?!…The book is sharp, seamless and very, very funny. I wish I had written it."—Sara Nelson, author of So Many Books, So Little Time

"A poignant and witty tale of life, love and letters in Los Angles…[a] brilliant debut novel."—Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles

"A wonderful story that completely won me over—insecure bookish Dora will appeal to anyone who has ever found solace or inspiration in reading. This is chick lit for bookworms, at times breezy, sexy, profound…"—Denise Hamilton, author of Prisoner of Memory

"A delightfully stylish romp through life and love in Southern California in which our heroine offers irrefutable proof that literacy and L.A. are not mutually exclusive." —Judith Ryan Hendricks, author of The Baker’s Apprentice

"I’m absolutely crazy about Literacy and Longing in L.A., which deftly serves up all the best elements of so-called ‘chick lit,’ lovingly larded with light-hearted, quick-witted, absolutely astonishing learning!"—Carolyn See, author of Making a Literary Life

"Funny and charming…. What a pleasing combination: books and romance."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Funny and charming…. A bit of "chick lit" for women who actually love to read.”—Arizona Republic




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