The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

October 16, 2012|
The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel by Matthew Quick
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A heartwarming New York Times bestselling novel, now a major movie by David O. Russell-nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four Golden Globes, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards!

"Aawww shucks!" NPR''s Nancy Pearl said. "I know that''s hardly a usual way to begin a book review, but it was my immediate response to finishing Matthew Quick''s heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This book makes me smile."

Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending-the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent several years in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat''s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he''s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he''s being haunted by Kenny G!

David O. Russell''s adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook features Bradley Cooper (People magazine''s Sexiest Man Alive) in the role of Pat, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. As the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin put it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and true, The Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful debut."

In the six months that followed his leaving teaching and the Philadelphia area, Matthew Quick floated down the Peruvian Amazon and formed ''The Bardbarians'' (a two-man literary circle), backpacked around Southern Africa, hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon, soul-searched, and finally began writing full-time. His debut novel, ...
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Title:The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.21 X 5.45 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.21 X 5.45 X 0.87 in
Published:October 16, 2012
Publisher:Farrar, Straus And Giroux
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780374533571

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