By Jennifer Reese
Updated April 26, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Which Brings Me to You

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  • Book
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It’s a setup the cynical narrators of Which Brings Me to You would roll their eyes at: Jane and John trade witty barbs at a wedding, make out in the coatroom, but pull back before sex — then vow to trade letters confessing their past romantic misdeeds before going further. And that’s why the whole thing works. The constant mix of sweet and sour, of heart-swelling romance and smart-ass banter is the official language of Modern Urban Singledom. The best-selling author duo of Steve Almond and Julianna Baggot (he of Candyfreak, she of Girl Talk) make fine use of the epistolary form — with a few funny postal mishaps lending a hip meta touch. Their couple’s distinct voices and push-pull dynamic are terrifically engaging.

Which Brings Me to You

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Steve Almond
  • Julianna Baggot
publisher
  • Algonquin Books

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