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Toni Jordan

  • awardWinner, Indie Awards, Best Debut Fiction, 2008
  • awardWinner, Medical Journalists Association, Best Themed Fiction, United Kingdom, 2008
  • awardShortlisted, Barbara Jefferis Award, 2009
  • awardShortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Best General Fiction Book, 2008
  • awardLonglisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2009
  • Grace Lisa Vandenburg counts. The letters in her name (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local café (920); the number of poppy seeds on her slice of orange cake, which dictates the number of bites she’ll take to finish it. Grace counts everything, because numbers hold the world together. And she needs to keep an eye on how they’re doing.

    Seamus Joseph O'Reilly (also a 19, with the sexiest hands Grace has ever seen) thinks she might be better off without the counting. If she could hold down a job, say. Or open her kitchen cupboards without conducting an inventory, or make a sandwich containing an unknown number of sprouts.

    Grace’s problem is that Seamus doesn’t count.
    Her other problem is…he does.

    Addition is a fabulous debut novel. Grace is witty, flirtatious and headstrong. She’s not a bit sentimental but even so, she may be about to lose track of the number of ways she can fall in love.

    Toni Jordan
    About the Author

    Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane and now lives in Melbourne. She has qualifications in science, marketing and professional writing. Her first novel Addition was published by Text in 2008 and has been sold into eleven countries world-wide. It was shortlisted for Best Fiction book and Newcomer of the Year at the 2008 ABIA awards and was awarded...

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    22 August 2012
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    Praise for Toni Jordan

    ‘A stylish, witty and moving love story.’

    ‘Bringing a quirky humour and a sympathetic view of diversity to his story, the author sustains the momentum to the end of this engaging romantic comedy.’

    ‘This is a winning love story, a sorbet for tired souls.’

    ‘Jordan’s voice is distinctive, refreshing and very Australian. Her debut novel is juicy and funny…this is a gem.’

    ‘This tremendously enjoyable novel is a romantic comedy with a light touch and a quirky and unforgettable central character.’

    Other editions ofAddition
    • Addition
      ISBN: 9781921961847
      22 August 2012
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    • Addition
      ISBN: 9781922790934
      1 October 2024
    • ebook
      ISBN: 9781923059030
      1 October 2024
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