Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Finalist

The state of Maine is no stranger to snowfall. When predicted precipitation there starts being referred to as “the storm of the century”, it means business.  In this romantic thriller, Bill Roorbach tells the story of an attorney who closes his office early in anticipation of the storm. On his way home he meets a homeless woman in need of help.



Snowbound in Maine, two strangers struggle to survive--fighting, flirting, baring secrets. Their sexy, snappy dialogue will keep you racing through.” —People Magazine

The Remedy for Love is a page-turner, a love story and a vivid drama of man (and woman) against the elements. Those who read and loved Roorbach's sprawling, eccentric Life Among Giants, coming to HBO as a dramatic series, will be a little surprised to see that The Remedy for Love is nothing like it--except that it's a great read by a wonderful writer who obviously has many tricks up his sleeve.” —Newsday

“[A] superbly grown-up love story . . . Another expertly delivered portrait of the world from Roorbach (Life Among Giants, 2012, etc.), that poet of hopeless tangles.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Part survival tale and part romance . . . Roorbach does well in the limited space, keeping the narrative tight without being claustrophobic . . . There’s more depth to the fierce and mercurial Danielle than meets the eye, which gives [the characters'] interactions spark as the storm rages outside and something even more powerful develops within.” —Booklist

* A finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. The Kirkus Prize is new in 2014 and according to NPR.org, it joins the ranks of the Man Booker Prize and The Folio Fiction Prize.

* Bookmovement.com November 2014 “Book of The Month”


*An Amazon.com “Best Book of the Month”, October 2014

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