The Remedy for Love

The Remedy for Love

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FINALIST FOR THE 2014 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION

“A flat-out funny, sexy, and poignant romantic thriller.”*

They’re calling for the “Storm of the Century,” and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart—twenty bucks and a ride home; that’s the least he can do.

Trouble is, Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles—and secrets—of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can’t. She’ll need food, water, and firewood, and that’s just to get her through the storm: there’s a whole long winter ahead.

Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but—winds howling, snow mounting—he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle’s terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.

Intensely moving, frequently funny, The Remedy for Love is a harrowing story about the truths we reveal when there is no time or space for artifice.

“One of the best novels of this or any year.” —*David Abrams, author of Fobbit



Baker & Taylor
When the "Storm of the Century" forces Eric to find refuge in a cabin where Danielle, a homeless woman he took pity on, is squatting, the two of them are forced into close quarters and begin to reveal their deepest secrets to one another.

Baker
& Taylor

After encountering a young woman at the grocery store while preparing for a catastrophic storm, Eric offers Danielle a ride home and is forced to seek refuge in the cabin she's been squatting in.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616203313
Branch Call Number: FIC Roorb
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm

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rochellemc9110
Apr 21, 2015

Meh. I was excited to read this based on the synopsis I read but this book just didn't do it for me. Weird, stilted dialogue. And a young woman who says things like "yo" and " hey mister". Nobody talks like that! Somehow I didn't hate it enough to put it down. I guess I kept hoping it would get better. But it didn't.

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KathrynWHW
Dec 23, 2014

An excellent story and very well written. I was drawn in and enjoyed every moment.

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