Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Finds

Strange Nervous Laughter by Bridget McNulty
General Fiction
Thomas Dunne Books (May 12, 2009)
256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0312544348

From Amazon:
You’ll not find six more remarkable characters: a cashier-turnedmotivational speaker, an undertaker with a toenail fetish, a girl wrapped in dreams, a man who communicates with whales, a garbage man with a peculiar sense of smell, and a Guinness Book of World Records representative. When a random holdup at a local grocery brings them together, their once separate lives intertwine in a humorous blend of lyricism, whimsy and wit. This is a rare book about what love does to us, how our lives are changed by being in love—and the odd ways in which we sometimes behave. Up-and-coming novelist McNulty shows herself to be a writer to watch.
I found this one thanks to Free Book Friday - it's their prize of the week.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Jacqueline! I'm back into reading mode... Marita from Montreal, Canada

PopinFresh said...

I keep seeing this book around the bloggersphere, but I never knew what it was about. Sounds good, plus the cover is great and yummy too. :p

~ Popin

purplg8r said...

This book is on my WL...it looks good, doesn't it?

Sassy Brit said...

Thanks for this! They do sound interesting characters - and the book looks good enough to eat, too.

McNulty sounds like an author to watch out for. She also sounds like a character from The Wire...

I've completed a Friday Find, if you'd like to have a look!