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A Little Love Story: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) by [Merullo, Roland]
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From Publishers Weekly

Merullo, author of the Revere Beach series, starts out with a hoary cliché: Jake Entwhistle, on the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend's death, goes out for a doughnut, and his '49 Dodge truck gets smashed in the parking lot by cowboy-booted, 27-year-old Janet Rossi. Chemistry wins out over a series of first-date pratfalls, and Entwhistle, a handsome, successful painter, finds himself smitten. Rossi, however, has cystic fibrosis, and Merullo does his best work in the deceptively lighthearted chapters that follow the lovers trying to shed their romantic baggage on top of dealing with Rossi's illness. Entwhistle must overcome his jealousy over Rossi's affair with the governor of Massachusetts (she's still his aide), and he must also finally mourn the late Giselle (an attendant on the flight that went down in Pennsylvania on 9/11). Rossi's debilitating disease quickly sends her into a tailspin; Jake tries to pull together lung donors and a "psycho-genius" doctor for an operation that could save Rossi's life. Merullo counters the cardboard morbidity and overdetermined incidentals with considerable emotional depth, making this a solid romance. (On sale Aug. 9)
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From Bookmarks Magazine

The reviews of A Little Love Story are remarkably uniform: nearly everyone who’s read the book remarks that this novel shouldn’t work. It should crash and burn on the shoals of cliché. Janet and Jake’s romance should seem cloying, and readers should suffocate in all the emotion. But Merullo, best known for In Revere, in Those Days (2002), masterfully steers clear of those potential pitfalls. He produces a grand, moving story, believable characters, and a graceful dialogue that, taken together, reminded a few critics of Erich Segal’s 1970 classic, Love Story. A Little Love Story will rekindle the reader’s trust not only in love but also in love stories.

Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.


Product details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (July 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002GKGAXI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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