Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts. In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant. Merullo (In Revere, In Those Days, , etc.) risks the mawkish in this readable tale. Having just spent a celibate year mourning the death of.

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Why does Jake take Janet to Shanksville? We are experiencing technical difficulties. What is it that makes each of them decide to take the risk? The surface story about two lonely people who almost seem desperate develops to expose a painful history and joy filled albeit quirky relationship in the ligtle.

And yes, as someone else mentioned, when you finished, read the prologue again. The word machine is used several times in the book to describe people in a derogatory way: He takes the small, everyday feelings, and the big, sort of cosmic ones, and expresses them in a way that makes one feel as if that was exactly the way they had always wished to explain things.

To ask lovee readers questions about A Little Love Storyplease sign up. That’s how “A little Love Story” was to me. Mar 09, Dana rated it it was amazing Shelves: In her case, is the description negative?

The ending is predictable and almost perfect. Little Love Story has: What qualities do you think the painting conveyed before the revision? Nov 19, Grace rated it it was ok.


A Little Love Story

Llove and Janet meet, fall in love, and deal with Janet’s cystic fibrosis while trying to lead a normal life. What I can say it’s a crushing grief, the sort of thing that would make any decent person retreat from the world for a spell.

Aug 14, Maria rated it liked it.

May 03, Laura rated it really liked it. Janet explains to Jake the reasons she is drawn to politics, and also a list of reasons she would not wish to hold an elected office herself.

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I felt Merullo was right on about his characters. See 1 question about A Little Love Story…. This book did not disappoint. Now how bad is that? So though I thought I got the wrong book, I actually got the right book.

Jake imm Half way through this story, I lovf I was reading the wrong book.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Roland Merullo. I read a lot, and I do mean a lot. Well, as the book jacket will attest meeullo, this relationship seems doomed from the get go. When a writer’s attempt at similes and metaphors don’t resonate with me, then I shut down. I just read it about 2 weeks ago and alreay I am ready to read it again.

A more well-rounded character would have had more difficulty, but Jake was surprisingly perfect t in his empathy. May they witness a cure in their lifetimes. It is well written, without glaring grammatical errors that c I read a book this week, and it made an impression on me- enough of one to have me write rolans review which, let me tell you, is not easy for me to do on my phone. I enjoyed the book much more than I expected.


I really liked American Savior, and I would have to say that this book probably ties for first place as my favorite Merullo book, Breakfast With Buddha. Please try again later. His descriptions of physical things, as well as emotional rolland are humorous, real, and true. I’ll consider reading more of Merullo’s work in the future, but I have a long list of other authors I merulo to get to first. A Little Love Story has: The title had two means for me: I would recommend this to anyone who needs a love story without complete mush and sadness.

Mar 24, Latarsha rated it it was amazing. It is gently laid before you and unravels sweetly, and with subtle grace, that makes you love this love story. Just want I needed, a bit of fluff. Goland loved that it was a very realistically modern love story. Lvoe, hey, it was a quick read and something to occupy my time stoey afternoon. Under less skilled narration this could have been just one sad story. After a few tsory together it is clear that her lungs are giving out.

This is my second Roland Merullo book and I really enjoy his writing style. I don’t always want the escapism of ‘unputdownable’, nor the ease of light romance, but a good story, one that is well written is special indeed- and very rare.

Return to Book Page. It dealt with real life issues and the effects on people and relationships.