By Galt Niederhoffer
(Picador, Paperback, 9780312545994, 288pp.)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING KATIE HOLMES, JOSH DUHAMEL, AND ANNA PAQUIN, IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 24th, 2010
Laura and Lila were college roommates--one brooding and Jewish, the other the epitome of golden WASP-dom. Now it's ten years later, a day before Lila's wedding to Laura’s former boyfriend, and as the guests arrive, Laura finds herself the only one not coupled up. Struggling with the traditionally thankless role of maid of honor, Laura realizes for the first time why she can't stop thinking about her long, tangled relationship with the groom. And it appears that he is not entirely ready for the altar himself. Unfolding over two days off the coast of Maine, The Romantics follows the shifting allegiances among an unforgettable set of characters.
"A smart, edgy novel that is wickedly insightful about class and privilege, amusingly cynical about love and friendship, and thoroughly entertaining throughout."--Tom Perrotta
"Illustrates why well-wrought cynicism never goes out of style."--The New York Times
Praise for A Taxonomy of Barnacles:
"An engrossing tale of family drama and true love--one that offers the pleasures of a layered, old-fashioned romance."--People
"Droll and sophisticated . . . a winning, screwball comedy."--Entertainment Weekly
"A clever, comic melodrama . . . At its funniest, A Taxonomy of Barnacles reminded me of the classic Hollywood screwball comedies from the thirties."--USA Today