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Better Luck Next Time: A Novel Kindle Edition
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|Length: 284 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Invites comparisons to Shakespeare's madcap comedies...Like Shakespeare with his fairies, Johnson uses her own brand of magic to bring these characters to life and to remind us that love often requires a second chance.--Chattanooga Free Press
"Hilarious and clever." --New York Post
Channels Frank Capra's screwball comedies...There is a delightful sense of closure in the way Johnson wraps up this shiny package, which arrives just after New Year's like a late holiday gift.--Christian Science Monitor
An engrossing portrait of 1930s Reno...witty and charming.--Booklist
Johnson's rollicking comedy sizzles, thanks to the immensely appealing voice of its aging narrator...brims with the clever banter and farcical situations of a classic Capra film.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Rollicking, nostalgic, wistful and wise, Better Luck Next Time is another gem from Julia Claiborne Johnson. Like a modern-day Anita Loos (but with more heart), Johnson spins an irresistible yarn that captures Depression-era disappointments, hopes, and determination, and paints a touching story of how even a life gone wrong can be a life well lived.--Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party
Julia Claiborne Johnson's real skill is a literary sleight of hand: creating humorous characters with big hearts, then using them to deliver a story with a surprising emotional wallop. There were tears from heartbreak and joy! My face still hurts from smiling. --Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor
Do you want to read something funny? Let's say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s? A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex? A feel-good literary comedy/western? Here it is, then, the book you've been looking for: Julia Claiborne Johnson's Better Luck Next Time.--Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members and The Shakespeare Requirement --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Julia Claiborne Johnson is the bestselling author of Be Frank With Me. She worked at Mademoiselle and Glamour magazines before marrying and moving to Los Angeles, where she lives with her comedy-writer husband and their two children.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B086ZT698G
- Publisher : Custom House (5 January 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1140 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 284 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0062916386
- Best Sellers Rank: 385,257 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Told from the perspective of an elderly doctor’s recollections the plot unfolds quite beautifully really. Who finds love, who loses it, who stops caring about it? Read this book and enjoy the story telling!