Love Bomb: A Novel by Lisa Zeidner

Love BombLove Bomb: A Novel
Lisa Zeidner
Picador Paperback
Publication Date: May 28, 2013

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A wedding satire like no other … Now in paperback for wedding season

“Smart, funny, irreverent…[Zeidner tosses] well-aimed zingers this way and that while treating her characters with understanding, kindness, and affection. … A perfect summer novel.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

“The fluidity of Zeidner’s prose, keeps us eagerly turning the pages….With the pleasing intensity of an action film and none of the boring car chases, Love Bomb is a witty, smart, and densely packed novel.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Explosively funny.”—Vanity Fair

“[I] thoroughly enjoyed Lisa Zeidner’s Love Bomb: It’s wise, laugh-aloud funny, and totally entertaining.”—Nancy Pearl

“It’s Zeidner’s insight into—and keen sympathy for—human foibles that supplies Love Bomb’s biggest impact.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Love Bomb is buoyed by Zeidner’s sympathetic sense of humor… Even the grumpiest reader will warm to Zeidner’s sweeter ideas about love and loyalty, marriage, motherhood, and romance.”—Katie Haegele, The Philadelphia Inquirer

In quaint Haddonfield, New Jersey, Tess is about to marry Gabe in her childhood home. Her mother, Helen, is panicked about the guest list—which promises warring exes, racial tensions, and way too many psychiatrists. But the most challenging guest is uninvited: a woman in a wedding dress, wearing a gas mask and toting a sawed-off shotgun, with a bomb trigger strapped to her arm. While the warm, wise Helen attempts to control the hysteria, the hostages unravel their connections to their captor and to one another. Together, they await the arrival of the SWAT team—and the moment when “the terrorist of love” reveals her true motives.

Explosive, intelligent, and utterly uproarious, LOVE BOMB is at once a tough, tender social comedy and a romance with guts, written out of affection for everything it skewers.

LISA ZEIDNER has published four previous novels, including the critically acclaimed Layover, and two books of poems. Her stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, GQ, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is a professor in the MFA program in creative writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.

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