Addition: A Novel (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

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

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“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).

About the Author


Toni Jordan has worked as a sales assistant, molecular biologist, quality control chemist, and marketing manager. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as a freelance copywriter.

Praise For…


“How will Grace Lisa handle change? The messiness of falling in love? One thing is sure. You can count on an amusing few hours with this debut novel.”
— USA Today

“[A] spunky debut…Addition is witty fun…Number of times I laughed out loud: 23” (3 ½ out of 4 Stars)
— People

“Grace Lisa Vandenburg’s self-described ‘counting thing’ goes far beyond a charming quirk. Often funny, always lovable, this endearing novel of obsessive compulsive disorder and romance is outstanding.” (Pick of the Week)
— Boston Globe

“Count on a good read from a fresh voice.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Jordan’s book is not just about a woman with OCD. It is, of course, also about fitting in, about accepting ourselves and our loved ones as they are, about coping, compromise and conformity. The writing is witty and quick.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The turns this tale takes, by its final few pages, leave you breathless. Once you begin the story inside, this love story that’s unlike any you’ve read before, you’ll be turning pages long after you should’ve called lights out.”
— Buffalo News

“A witty heroine with a crippling case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is at the center of this gemlike debut-think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. A smartly written comedy that cheekily suggests recovery may not be for everyone.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A poignant love story with a truly original heroine.”
— Wisconsin State Journal

“A delight of a debut novel. Toni Jordan has created an unforgettable heroine, charming, vulnerable and real.”
— Emily Giffin, author of Love the One You're With

“In her insistence on holding fast to the parts of herself she likes best, Grace challenges concepts of illness and health, brokenness and wholeness. I love her for this, and for the way she aches, bristles, back talks, and shines her way toward an off-kilter equilibrium, a ramshackle splendor.”
— Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me

“Toni Jordan has created such a real character in Grace that you are cheering her on, willing her to get on the top of the staircase, intact and unharmed. Jordan’s voice is distinctive and refreshing.”
— Sydney Morning Herald

“Told with great warmth and humor, Jordan has created a strong female character that needs to confront her demons, accept them and move on. This is a love story without the frills. An enjoyable read all the way through.”
— Reading.com.au

“Jordan strikes a fabulous blow for resolute individuality, with redemptive love in a supporting role.”
— Sunday Mail Queensland

“Sparky, gutsy and snappy.”
— Weekend Australian

“Toni Jordan has created such a real character in Grace that you are cheering her on. . . . Jordan’s voice is distinctive and refreshing.”
— Sydney Morning Herald

“An unusual and intriguing novel.”
— Daily Mail (London)

“(An) engaging romantic comedy.”
— The Times (London)

“Grace is a quirky, funny and endearing character. Very entertaining.”
— Imogen Stubbs, actress

“Toni Jordan’s debut is mature, witty and entertaining.”
— Irish Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061582585
ISBN-10: 0061582581
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2010
Pages: 272
Language: English
 

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