Love Literary Style (Paperback)
Henery Press, 9781635110852, 286pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
"Gillespie leads readers on a merry chase in this deceptively thought-provoking and addictive tale that will be a hit with romance fans. The lit fic crowd? One never can tell." - Library Journal
"Mistaken identities lead a literary snob and a romance writer to fall into bed and in love. Readers...will enjoy Gillespie's humor, some heartfelt moments, and a journey into the convoluted world of 21st-century publishing." - Kirkus Reviews
"Witty and smart, entertaining and lyrical, in Love Literary Style author Karin Gillespie explores all facets of love and language through her evocative characters and charmingly delicious plot. Aaron and Laurie's story is the intellectual's romantic comedy, an uproariously winning tale that is sure to delight a wide range of readers, but particularly those who desire a book with heart." --Laura Spinella, Bestselling Author of Ghost Gifts
"Love Literary Style is an intelligently written novel packed with Southern wit. This is a story book clubs will devour. It's warmly humorous, thought-provoking and shines with emotional depth." -Amy Avanzino, Author of From the Sideline
"Cheeky and charming, Gillespie's sweet, outlandish fable is as much a sendup of books, authors, and the publishing industry as it is a love letter to it all. Like the Pink Lady cocktails stodgy Aaron can't help but adore, Love Literary Style is a frothy and irresistible concoction-that packs a surprising punch." -Phoebe Fox, Author of Out of Practice
They say opposites attract, and what could be more opposite than a stuffy literary writer falling for a self-published romance writer?
Novelist Aaron Mite meets Laurie Lee at a writers' colony and mistakenly believes her to be a renowned writer of important fiction. When he discovers she's a self-published romance author, he's already fallen in love with her.
Aaron thinks genre fiction is an affront to the fiction-writing craft. He often quotes the essayist, Arthur Krystal who says literary fiction "melts the frozen sea inside of us." Ironically Aaron doesn't seem to realize that he's emotionally frozen. The vivacious Laurie, lover of flamingo-patterned attire and all things hot pink, is the one person who might be capable of melting him.
In the tradition of The Rosie Project, Love Literary Style is a sparkling romantic comedy which pokes fun at the divide between low and high brow fiction.
Related subjects include: chick lit, women's fiction, humor, humorous fiction, Southern humor, Southern living, friendship.
Books by Karin Gillespie:
- GIRL MEETS CLASS, A Novel
- LOVE LITERARY STYLE, A Novel
The Bottom Dollar Girls Series:
- BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR (#1)
- A DOLLAR SHORT (#2)
- DOLLAR DAZE (#3)
Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...
Karin Gillespie is national bestselling author of five novels and a humor columnist for Augusta Magazine. Her nonfiction writing has been in the New York Times, The Writer Magazine and Romantic Times. She maintains a website and blog at Karingillespie.net. Sign up for her newsletter on her website, follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.