By Ben Schrank
Peter Herman is anything of a folks hero. Marriage Is a Canoe, his mythical, decades-old publication on love and relationships, has gained the hearts of hopeful romantics and determined cynics alike. He and his loved spouse lived a comparatively peaceable lifestyles in upstate big apple. yet now it truly is 2010, and Peter's spouse has simply died. thoroughly misplaced, he passes the time with a girl he admires yet does not love-and he starts to appear again during the pages of his ebook and query homilies such as:
A solid marriage is a canoe-it wishes care and is not intended to carry too much-no greater than adults and some kids.
It's suggestion he has famously doled out for many years. yet what's it worth?
Then Peter gets a choice from Stella Petrovic, an bold younger editor who desires to have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of Marriage Is a Canoe with a competition for suffering undefined. The prize? a day with Peter and an opportunity to avoid wasting their relationship.
The contest ensnares its author within the mostly opaque politics of her publishing condo whereas it introduces the reader to in a variety of states of misery, together with a shy thirtysomething Brooklynite and her charismatic and entrepreneurial husband, who could be a piece too charismatic for the nice in their marriage. there is the middle-aged writer whose imposing demeanour has controlled to impose loneliness on her for longer than she cares to confess. after which there's Peter, who needs to become aware of what he meant when he wrote Marriage Is a Canoe if he's going to assist the contest's winners and have the opportunity to like back.
In Love Is a Canoe, Ben Schrank offers a wise, humorous, romantic, and highly enjoyable novel concerning the fragility of marriage and the trouble of repairing the wear whilst well-intentioned humans put out of your mind tips to be sturdy to every other.