Love Is A Canoe

Love Is A Canoe

Large Print - 2013 | Large print ed
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Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. Marriage Is a Canoe, his decades-old book on love and relationships, has won the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. Peter and his wife lived a peaceful life until her death in 2010. Now he passes time with a woman he admires but doesn't love, and he begins to question the advice he's famously doled out for decades. Then he receives a call from Stella Petrovic, an ambitious young editor who wants to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Marriage Is a Canoe with a contest for struggling couples. The prize is an afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. The contest ensnares Stella in the opaque politics of her publishing house, while it introduces the reader to couples in varied states of distress: a shy thirty-something Brooklynite whose husband may be just a bit too charismatic for his own good; a middle-aged publisher whose imposing manner has imposed loneliness on her for longer than she cares to admit. Then there's Peter, who must discover what he even meant when he wrote Marriage Is a Canoe if he is going to help the contest's winners and find a way to love again.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : 2013. Center Point,
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781611736953
Branch Call Number: LT SCHR

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annekim9
Mar 18, 2013

Schrank's story interested me and the premise really was original but I found the writing awkward and stilted. I finally gave up halfway through. It's a shame because he has a good idea for a novel.

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