"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage Tanya Egan Gibson, a fresh and funny new voice in the world of fiction."
aMark Childress, author of "Crazy in Alabama" and "One Mississippi"
aWhat a page-turner! Propelled by razor-sharp wit, Gibson lovingly skewers two self- obsessed classes: the upper crust and the literary. Iad say you can buy a love of reading yourself, very easily, right now.a
a Glen David Gold, author of "Carter Beats the Devil" and "Sunnyside"
aAt last, a novel for those of us who love both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Emotions that rise to the level of myth, a heroine who faces a daunting challenge, a passion that surpasses self-interest or reasonathey're all here, and so are ironic commentary, gorgeous prose, and an inspiring argument for the necessity of stories. Tanya Egan Gibson's remarkable debut proves her case: that stories have power, and that we cannot do without them in our ongoing struggle to excavate the secrets of the human heart.a
aLeah Stewart, author of "The Myth of You and Me"
""How to Buy a Love of Reading" is a wholly original and wonderful first novel about growing up in the strangest of worlds, and the incredible power of storytelling to make that world livable. In her lovely debut, Tanya Egan Gibson blends humor and sentiment in the most surprising of ways. The story she weaves is a joy from start to finish."
aLaura Dave, author of "The Divorce Party" and "London is the Best City in America"
"Carley Wells, the protagonist of Tanya Egan Gibson's How to Buy a Love of Reading, is at once a sympathetic antihero and a much appreciated antidote to the cultural pretensions of LongIsland's aristocracy. This is satire with a heart."
aWill Allison, author of "What You Have Left"show more