January 13, 2009|
AT A LOSS FOR WORDS by Diane Schoemperlen
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In a “he said, she said” story, the writer always gets the last word.
    She is a writer, established and successful, with a full life and supportive friends. Then he walks into a book signing and back into her life 30 years after he broke her heart. This time, things seem different. The pair reconnects through emails, messages and fragments of conversation. But love leaves her with a nasty case of writer’s block. Looking for inspiration in the texts around her—optimistic horoscopes, evasive fortune cookies and the inane suggestions from books on writer’s block—she tries to find a way through the relationship that has seemingly stolen her gift for language.
    Spinning us through the whirlwind love of her nameless protagonist, award-winning author Diane Schoemperlen weaves a stylish, innovative novel out of to-do lists and text messages. Exploring the different emotional languages spoken by men and women, At A Loss For Words is a charming take on the modern romance, warm and witty right through to its surprising and delicious resolution.

DIANE SCHOEMPERLEN is the author of Forms of Devotion, which won the 1998 Governor General’s Award for Fiction;In the Language of Love, which was chosen by Toronto Star critic Philip Marchand as one of the year’s 10 best novels; andOur Lady of the Lost and Found, her most recent national bestseller. She has also written six...
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1 in
Published:January 13, 2009
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554684045

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