Waiting on Wednesday – July 22

Benny  &  Shrimp: A Novel

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143115995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143115991
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.7 inches
An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village’s Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love.
This book came to my attention just this week and I can’t wait to read it.
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