Sleeper Hit: THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.

As 2013 draws to a close, the annual "Best Of" lists are coming out (more on that next week), and we were struck by how many times we saw THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. by Adelle Waldman, a debut novel about a rising literary star and his search for happiness.  

Five months after going on sale, this summer sleeper continues to find new fans (hello Jonathan Franzen!), and has made the following lists:

**Economist Best Books of 2013

**Washington Post’s Notable Fiction of 2013

**Bookpage Best of 2013 Editors’ Picks

**Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Holiday Books 2013

**NPR’s Guide to 2013’s Great Reads
“Of all the novels I've reviewed in 2013, this is the one that everyone — from my middle-aged friends to my hip graduate student TAs — wants to borrow.” — Maureen Corrigan, NPR

**A Guardian Best Book of 2013 (selected by Blake Morrison)

“Adelle Waldman’s first novel THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. is memorable for its Austen-like wit, humour, social astuteness and scarily accurate insights into men.” — Blake Morrison

**An Irish Times Best Book of 2013 (selected by Maggie O’Farrell)

“THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.…has the same verve and poise as another New York debut novel, BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY.”— Maggie O’Farrell

“An interesting thing I did lately was read Adelle Waldman’s first novel. I think she’s a writer to watch. It’s a more deeply clever book than you might think as you start reading it.” — Jonathan Franzen, on WNYC.ORG 

Additional accolades include:

**A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
**New York Times Editors’ Choice
**A People Magazine Great Summer Read
**GQ’s “Best Debut Novel of the Summer”
**Readers Digest Canada “Best Summer Books”
**A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book
**Entertainment Weekly Must List selection
**The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2013
**One of Flavorwire’s 20 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach This Summer
**A Mashable Reads Selection
**THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. will be a selection of WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show Book Club in early 2014, with a half-hour interview with Adelle

 

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