Big Week – Big, Huge – for The Remedy for Love

snowstormWhen it rains, it pours. When it snows, it’s the Storm of the Century. And when the good news started coming in for Bill Roorbach’s The Remedy for Love this week, we got out our big snow shovel (the one we used for North Carolina’s freakish February storms this year) to gather up all the glorious good news. It was some heavy lifting, let us tell ya.

Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize!

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000, and Bill Roorbach‘s upcoming novel — Oct. 14 is Pub Day! — is one of six finalists, alongside some heavy hitters, in the Fiction category. The winner will be announced Oct. 23 in Austin, Texas.

In its starred review of The Remedy for Love, Kirkus called it “[a] superbly grown-up love story . . . Lyrical, reserved and sometimes unsettling . . . Another expertly delivered portrait of the world from Roorbach (Life Among Giants, 2012, etc.), that poet of hopeless tangles.”

Roorbach_RemedyforLove_jkt_rgb_HC_HR updatedAmazon Editors’ Top Picks for Best Books of October!

Amazon’s editors picked The Remedy for Love as their best of the best this month. Amazon’s Neal Thompson called it ” unexpected, sexy, and intense. Edgy and quite moving, the story stuck with me for many days.He said Bill “creates believably damaged, oddball characters.”

Interview with author Peter Heller on Omnivoracious!

Roorbach_author_web_rgb_HROver drinks at City Park Grille in Petoskey, Michigan, Peter Heller, the acclaimed author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, talked with Bill about The Remedy for Love, set in Maine with a snow Storm of the Century baring down on Eric and Danielle, two strangers riding out the storm in a shack. “Well, I loved reading the book, as I said—had to get up and put on wool socks,” he said. Click here to read the rest of their conversation.

Oh, and check out this fantastic review on the Hungry for Good Books blog: “This comedic, yet sultry, sexy romance of a tale complete with engrossingly real survival scenes and shimmering prose ultimately becomes an ode to life and love.”

But now’s your chance to get in on the big, big week…

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