The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

"Meet our bookish millennial heroine--a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will... Waxman's wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and "Bookish" lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare."-- The Washington Post

The author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar.

Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell.

The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.

When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all--or mostly all--excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is?

Nina considers her options.
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)

It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Berkley,, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780451491879
Branch Call Number: FICTION WAX
Characteristics: 332 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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darladoodles
Jun 30, 2019

If you love books, can you find love with someone who doesn't? How do you cope with the knowledge that you are not an only child of a single, world-travelling mother; but instead have a large complicated, extended family with stepmothers, step brothers and sister and more? How do you help your boss keep her bookstore open when the rent is past due? These are the dilemmas Nina Hill is facing in this book. Sprinkled throughout are her planner pages for the day revealing key details about her current state of mind. This is a great title for summer and vacation reading, but it also helps us to consider issues like heredity, family dynamics, anxiety and books! Also includes random trivia facts. Bonus!

ArapahoeSummer May 08, 2019

If you need a good laugh, this is the book for you. A secret inheritance, limitless trivia, and a food fight...What's not to love?

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