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Toni Jordan

  • awardWinner, Indie Awards, Best Debut Fiction, 2008
  • awardWinner, Medical Journalists Association, Best Themed Fiction, United Kingdom, 2008
  • awardLonglisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2009
  • awardShortlisted, Barbara Jefferis Award, 2009
  • awardShortlisted, Australian Book Industry Awards, Best General Fiction Book, 2008
  • 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 conductng 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 is the author of five novels. The international bestseller Addition was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Fall Girl was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best...

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    22 August 2012
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    Praise for Toni Jordan

    ‘A stylish, witty and moving love story.’

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

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

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

    ‘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.' 

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    • Addition
      ISBN: 9781921961847
      22 August 2012
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