About A Little Love Story. Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the. Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant.
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This is the fourth or so book I have read by Merullo. And I like the themes of life and death, love and heartbreak, healing and rebuilding, family, and spirituality. Ellory refers to unreflective people as machines. Jake immediately becomes besotted with Janet and asks her out on a date.
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Her only hope—a lung transplant—seems a long shot. Go to your library and give it a whirl. I really liked American Savior, and I would have to say that this book probably ties for first place as my favorite Merullo book, Breakfast With Buddha.
Do you think she would be as reluctant to run kittle office if she were healthy? A stranger sent this book to me.
I have skipped details because I hope you will be intrigued enough to go out and buy the book and read it. Poignant and moving without being trite or sappy. Often when he describes a common human emotional situation the reader is startled to recognize themselves, and to identify with the character on a level where they might otherwise have felt they were alone. Lists with Ropand Book. Like real life, Merullo faces the challenges of these two lovers.
Why does Janet add her name to the waiting list for a lung transplant? May 05, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before taking his painting of Janet to Dr.
A LITTLE LOVE STORY by Roland Merullo | Kirkus Reviews
This book had a good taste of all of those. Merullo has a nice way with words, with humor, with feelings, with life. A great choice for book groups – lots to discuss, including the male narrator, who presents his love with a raw honesty that’s moving and absolutely unique. Read it Forward Littke it first. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
Now how bad is that? To ask other readers questions about A Little Love Storyplease sign up. I loved merillo quirky sense of humor of the main character, the several references to Greek Americans, the medical litttle of the book, as well as how the story lkve place in Boston lots of refer I loved this book.
Mar 12, Peggy Sandstrom rated it it was amazing. Apr 11, Bethany rated it it was ok. There is a line in which Jake has spent an evening with an increasingly sicker Janet when he says “We didn’t talk about our feelings for each other, but those feelings had changed, had moved from blossom to fruit.
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Why does Jake continue to call his sister, though her circumstances and attitude never seem to improve? You’d had one serious love relationship in your life and it had ended in tragedy, and the tragedy had broken something inside you. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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I loved them all but I think this is the best–this is a perfect book. Be the first to discover new talent!
I got great satisfaction and enjoyment, each time I picked it up. I loved this book. Some spleen is also directed at the medical establishment in the guise of various reptilian doctors whose treatment of Janet verges on the callous or self-interested. It is a classic love story—with some modern twists. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The ending probably pisses some people off: I know a live This one was hard for me to get fully into.
Feb 21, Laura Irrgang added it. There is something to learn from all of them. Jul 04, Annike Timmermans rated it it was amazing.