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Love is a canoe /

Famous for his fifty-year-old self-help book on love and relationships, Peter engages in a passionless relationship after the death of his wife and questions the validity of his advice when an ambitious young editor launches a contest for struggling couples based on his book.

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  • "Famous for his fifty-year-old self-help book on love and relationships, Peter engages in a passionless relationship after the death of his wife and questions the validity of his advice when an ambitious young editor launches a contest for struggling couples based on his book."@en
  • "Famous for his fifty-year-old self-help book on love and relationships, Peter engages in a passionless relationship after the death of his wife and questions the validity of his advice when an ambitious young editor launches a contest for struggling couples based on his book."
  • "Peter Herman is something of a folk hero. Marriage Is a Canoe, his legendary, decades-old book on love and relationships, has won the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. He and his beloved wife lived a relatively peaceful life in upstate New York. But now it's 2010, and Peter's wife has just died. Completely lost, he passes the time with a woman he admires but doesn't love'and he begins to look back through the pages of his book and question homilies such as: A good marriage is a canoe'it needs care and isn't meant to hold too much'no more than two adults and a few kids. It's advice he has famously doled out for decades. But what is it worth' Then Peter 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' An afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. The contest ensnares its creator in the largely opaque politics of her publishing house while it introduces the reader to couples in various states of distress, including a shy thirtysomething Brooklynite and her charismatic and entrepreneurial husband, who may just be a bit too charismatic for the good of their marriage. There's the middle-aged publisher whose imposing manner has managed to impose loneliness on her for longer than she cares to admit. And then there is Peter, who must discover what he 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. In Love Is a Canoe, Ben Schrank delivers a smart, funny, romantic, and hugely satisfying novel about the fragility of marriage and the difficulty of repairing the damage when well-intentioned people forget how to be good to each other."@en
  • "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."
  • "Peter's wife has died and he is living with a woman he doesn't love. When he receives a call from Stella, an ambitious young editor who wants to celebrate the anniversary of his book, he goes along with her idea of a contest for struggling couples."
  • "Love Is a Canoe is a smart, funny and romantic novel about the fragility of love and marriage. Marriage Is a Canoe, Peter Herman's decades-old guide to love and relationships, won the hearts of hopeful romantics and desperate cynics alike. But now it's 2010, and his wife has just diedâ??and he begins to question the advice he's doled out for decades."

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  • "Fiction"
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  • "Fiction."

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  • "Love is a canoe /"
  • "Love is a canoe /"@en
  • "Love Is a Canoe : A Novel."
  • "Love is a canoe"
  • "Love is a canoe"@en
  • "Love is a canoe a novel /"@en
  • "Love Is a Canoe."@en
  • "Love Is A Canoe."@en