Posted By trish on July 21, 2010
About The Financial Lives of the Poets
• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 7, 2010)
The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until, all of a sudden, he discovers a way that he might just possibly be able to save it all . . . and have a pretty damn great time doing it.
“The ultimate something-for-everyone-don’t-skip-must-read” (Sara Nelson, The Daily Beast)
“Walter is one of my favorite young American writers. . . . [Financial Lives] made me laugh more than any other book published this year.”- Nick Hornby, Parade
“Darkly funny, surprisingly tender . . . witheringly dead-on.”- Los Angeles Times
“Jess Walter is a brilliant writer, one of the freshest new voices in American literature.”- Dallas Morning News
Jess Walter is the author of five novels, including The Zero, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, and Citizen Vince, winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. He has been a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN USA Literary Prize in both fiction and nonfiction. His books have been New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR best books of the year and have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Spokane, Washington. Vist Jess Walter at his website, www.jesswalter.com.
Jess Walter’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Tuesday, September 7th: The Lost Entwife
Thursday, September 9th: nomadreader
Tuesday, September 14th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, September 21st: Bibliophiliac
Monday, September 27th: Rundpinne
Tuesday, September 28th: The Bluestocking Society
Wednesday, September 29th: Life in the Thumb
Tuesday, October 5th: Chefdruk Musing
Wednesday, October 6th: Justice Jennifer Reads
Tuesday, October 12th: You’ve GOTTA Read This!
Tuesday, October 12th: Booklover Book Reviews
Wednesday, October 13th: Book Club Classics!
Monday, October 18th: Life Is A Patchwork Quilt
Tuesday, October 19th: BookNAround
Wednesday, October 20th: Eclectic/Eccentric
Sunday, November 14th: Book in the City