The silver linings playbook

by Quick, Matthew, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Fiction FIC QUICK
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic Quick
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Fiction
 
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Summary

Why did NPR's popular librarian Nancy Pearl pick The Silver Linings Playbook as one of summer's best reads for 2009?

"Aawww shucks!" Pearl said. "I know that's hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick's heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This book makes me smile."

Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending--the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.)

The problem is, Pat's now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he's being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he's being haunted by Kenny G!

As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut."

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pat Peoples, the endearing narrator of this touching and funny debut, is down on his luck. The former high school history teacher has just been released from a mental institution and placed in the care of his mother. Not one to be discouraged, Pat believes he has only been on the inside for a few months--rather than four years--and plans on reconciling with his estranged wife. Refusing to accept that their "apart time" is actually a permanent separation, Pat spends his days and nights feverishly trying to become the man she had always desired. Our hapless hero makes a "friend" in Tiffany, the mentally unstable, widowed sister-in-law of his best friend, Ronnie. Each day as Pat heads out for his 10-mile run, Tiffany silently trails him, refusing to be shaken off by the object of her affection. The odd pair try to navigate a timid friendship, but as Pat is unable to discern friend from foe and reality from deranged optimism, every day proves to be a cringe-worthy adventure. Pat is as sweet as a puppy, and his offbeat story has all the markings of a crowd-pleaser. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Divorced men -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Depression, Mental -- Fiction.
Denial (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus & Giroux,2010
Edition 1st paperback ed.
Language English
Description 289 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780374532284
0374532281
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