By Steve Martin

With greater than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists national, together with: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall highway Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. jam-packed with the type of witty, discerning observations that experience introduced Steve Martin amazing serious good fortune, this tale of contemporary day love and romance is a piece of disarming tenderness.

Show description

Read or Download Shopgirl: A Novella PDF

Best Contemporary Literature books

In Evil Hour

Written ahead of 100 Years of Solitude, this attention-grabbing novel of a Colombian river city possessed by means of evil issues to the author's later flowering and greatness.

Polaroids from the Dead

Douglas Coupland takes his glowing literary expertise in a brand new path with this crackling selection of takes on existence and dying in North the USA -- from his sweeping portrait of thankful useless tradition to the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and the center classification. For years, Coupland's razor-sharp insights into what it capacity to be human in an age of expertise have garnered the top compliment from lovers and critics alike.

The Life You've Imagined: A Novel

“A richly woven tale laced with unforgettable characters…. a gorgeous ebook. ”—Therese Walsh, writer of The final Will of Moira Leahy“The existence You’ve Imagined is an excellent novel approximately love and loss, letting move and preserving on. A booklet to proportion with kin and friends—I enjoyed it. ”—Melissa Senate, writer of the key of Joy From Kristina Riggle, writer of the intense debut actual existence & Liars, comes The existence You’ve Imagined, an striking new novel approximately love, loss, existence, and desire.

Timoleon Vieta Come Home: A Sentimental Journey

Cockroft, a light composer and socialite, lives in self-imposed exile and fantasizes of real love and lavish suicides. damn round his dilapidated farmhouse within the Italian geographical region, his in basic terms consistent resource of corporation is the ever-loyal Timoleon Vieta, a mongrel with the main appealing eyes.

Extra resources for Shopgirl: A Novella

Show sample text content

The kitchen is the main unused a part of the home. considering the fact that his divorce, the kitchen has turn into like a middle-American front room: for show in basic terms. frequently he eats out, on my own, or attempts to fill the night with buddies or a date. those dinner dates, which functionality as a rule to fill a vacuum of loneliness among the hours of eight P. M. and eleven P. M. , reason him extra grief than a yr of solitary confinement. For although they appear to be dates and sound like dates, and occasionally lead to a liaison, to him they aren’t precisely dates. they're pleasant evenings that usually lead to mattress. He incorrectly assumes that no matter what is his figuring out of the character of 1 of those evenings, his date is considering it, too, and he's deeply stunned and shocked whilst one or one other of those ladies, whom he has noticeable during the last numerous months and with whom he has had a number of sexual encounters, really believes they're a couple. those stories have triggered him to imagine very tough approximately what he's doing and the place he's going. And the results of all this pondering is that he now knows that he doesn’t recognize what he's doing or the place he's going. His specialist lifestyles is ok, yet romantically he's a youngster, and he has started an schooling within the topic that's thirty years past due. His curiosity in Mirabelle comes from the a part of him that also believes he may have her with no legal responsibility. He believes he can exist along with her from 8 to 11 and input a personal and private international that they're going to create that may stop to exist within the off hours or off days. He believes that this international may be self sufficient of alternative worlds he may create on one other evening, in one other position, and he has no purpose of permitting it to impact his actual quest for a mate. He believes that during this affair, what's given from side to side might be precisely even, and they will either see the advantages they're receiving. yet simply because he picked Mirabelle out by way of sight on my own, he fails to determine that her fragility, which he smelled and sensed and is lured via, runs deep in her middle and is a part of her nature, and can't be separated out for him to fuck. Ray and Mirabelle have comparable principles approximately dresser. He likes a classy glance, notwithstanding transformed for his age. He has plenty of matches in extraordinary materials, and his funds allows him to make blunders and do away with them. His closet has his L. A. outfits, this means that he can commute to and from Seattle without suitcase. the downside to this association is that he'll arrive at his domestic, see a blouse he hasn’t worn for 3 months simply because he has been out of city, and suppose like he's slipping right into a new glance. His L. A. buddies have a completely varied view. They see that he's donning the exact same blouse he wore final time. His aversion to sporting baggage, finally inflicting him to shop for a home in L. A. so he may inventory it with outfits, comes from a mildly obsessive trust within the administration of his time. status at a luggage carousel, being jostled by way of passengers whereas scanning 100 related luggage for a host to check his declare money, that's continually lost, doesn't sit down good along with his good judgment.

Rated 4.76 of 5 – based on 47 votes