Friday, February 10, 2012

An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer

Edward Schuyler is in his early sixties when his wife, Bee, passes away. Never having children of their own, Bee's two children from a previous marriage, Nick and Julie, are particularly close to him, as is Bee's elderly mother, Gladys. An Available Man follows Edward on his journey into singlehood and his reluctant attempts at dating after the kids place a personal ad for him. With depth and humor, Wolitzer creates a memorable novel that's similar to Anne Tyler, Stewart O'Nan, and A. Manette Ansay's novel Midnight Champagne.

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