Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant. Recommended by Helen Spitzer.

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant

Published: March 2009, Knopf (@RandomHouseCa)

ISBN 978-0-307-39754-6

The Recommend:

After a long streak of non-fiction, this was the first novel I read — I urge you to make this the book you spend the next few days off with.

The malapropisms and mishearings of her heroine, Audrey Flowers, will make you burst out laughing in public places, as I did three pages in.

Deliciously off-kilter, alternately hilarious and heartbreaking.

I wish the world inside Jessica Grant’s head was a place I could get on a plane and visit.

Oh, and the occasional chapter is narrated by a tortoise.

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About Helen Spitzer (@helenspitzer)

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Helen Spitzer is a writer and troublemaker in Toronto.

The next novel on her list is Joe Pernice’s It Feels So Good When I Stop.

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