Addition (Paperback)

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Fun and fast, with a straightforward voice, this is a nice romantic
comedy with some pretty steamy love scenes. Grace is our witty heroine,
suffering with undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Every morning
begins with a trip to the coffee shop, where she sits in the same seat,
has a muffin, and uses the number of poppy seeds on her muffin to
determine how many bites she will take to eat the entire muffin. One
morning, her table is occupied, and she is forced to sit with, look at,
and talk to….Seamus. Jordan has created a wonderful exploration of both
the comic and tragic life of someone living with OCD.

— Jessilynn

Summer '10 Reading Group List

“I loved this book so much that I wanted to keep holding it and reliving the pleasure of reading it! Grace has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and needs to count everything, including how many bristles are on her toothbrush (1,768). When she meets a man in a grocery store and steals the banana from his basket, her reclusive life begins to turn upside down as she decides to combat her disorder. Sharp wit is abundant and you will cheer for these wonderful characters. This is as compelling to read as Grace's need is to count, and I highly recommend it to all. Reading groups will have a heyday with this one!”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

February 2009 Indie Next List

“Grace Vandenburg's self-described 'counting thing' goes far beyond a charming quirk. Often funny, always lovable, this endearing novel of OCD and romance is outstanding!”
— Caitlin Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA


"Often funny, always lovable, this endearing novel of obsessive compulsive disorder and romance is outstanding."
--Boston Globe An absolutely delightful tale of obsessive-compulsive love, Toni Jordan's Addition is just the ticket for fans of TV's Monk and readers who were captivated by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. A wonderfully funny, supremely intelligent debut novel, Addition is "witty fun" (People), while OCD-afflicted heroine Grace and her new-found paramour Seamus are "thoroughly endearing characters, and their romance is sweet and fun" (Washington Post Book World).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061582585
ISBN-10: 0061582581
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2010
Pages: 262
Language: English

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