How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush

A Novel

by Emmy Abrahamson, Nichola Smalley

On Sale: 03/20/2018

Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover

How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush

A Novel

by Emmy Abrahamson

On Sale: 03/20/2018

Format:

About the Book

For readers of quirky Scandinavian fiction comes this charming and witty debut novel by Emmy Abrahamson—perfect for fans of Jonas Jonasson

Love stinks. Or maybe it just needs a shower . . .

Vienna: famous for Mozart, waltzes, and pastry; less famous for Julia, a Swedish transplant who spends her days teaching English to unemployed Austrians and her evenings watching Netflix with her cat or club hopping with a frenemy. An aspiring novelist, Julia’s full of ideas for future bestsellers: A writer moves his family to a deserted hotel in the dead of winter and spirals into madness! A homely governess loves a brooding man whose crazy wife is locked up in the attic! Fine, so they’ve been done. Doesn’t mean Julia won’t find something original.

Then something original finds Julia—sits down next to her on a bench, as a matter of fact. Ben is handsome (under all that beard) and adventurous (leaps from small bridges in a single bound). He’s also sexy as hell and planning to shuffle off to Berlin before things can get too serious. Oh, and Ben lives in a public park.

Thus begins a truth stranger than any fiction Julia might have imagined: a whirlwind relationship with a guy who shares her warped sense of humor and shakes up the just-okay existence she’s been too lazy to change. Ben challenges her to break out; she challenges him to settle down. As weeks turn to months, Julia keeps telling herself that this is a chapter in her life, not the whole book. If she writes the ending, she can’t get hurt.

But what if the ending isn’t hers to write?

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“Emmy Abrahamson is simply very funny.” - Goteborgsposten

“One of the sweetest, funniest and saddest love stories I’ve ever read.” - Skanska Dagbladet

“Abrahamson’s sense of humour makes me savour every crumb of her lovely pick-me-up of a story.” - M-Magasin

“In Julia, Abrahamson has created a heroine who is smart, funny and very likable — someone you would like to befriend. While it’s tempting to dismiss How to Fall in Love as a simple ‘happily ever after’ love story, Abrahamson’s clever writing makes it a worthwhile read.” - Winnipeg Free Press

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443453912
  • ISBN 10: 1443453919
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 03/20/2018
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush by Emmy Abrahamson

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.