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ISBN13: 9780452287891
ISBN10: 0452287898
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When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbseleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mothergoes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the caf, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice.

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"Love indeed walks in, and with it, a breath of fresh air." Marie Claire

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"This is a book that will be passed from friend to friend with the words, You have to read this." Richmond Times Dispatch

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"Love Walked In, by Marisa de los Santos, is the kind of book that makes you want to hunker down on a chilly day in a comfy chair and read straight through til dark....This is a poignant, heart-tugging story about a single woman and a little girl who develop an unlikely bond." The Washington Post Book World

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"A bewitching, warmhearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where youd least expect it." Jennifer Weiner, author of Good in Bed

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"Marisa de los Santoss funny and beautifully written love story is asluminous as the silver screen." Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief

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"A touching, triumphant story of the power and variety and responsibility of love. A joy to read, filled with characters you wish you knew in real life. Love Walked In is every bit as engaging as the classic movies Marisa de los Santos lovingly invokes." Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club

Review:

"Exquisite and stylish, Love Walked In proves that love in all of its forms — romantic, friendship, familial — is all around us." Sarah Jessica Parker

Synopsis:

A tribute to classic film and true romance, this is the story of a 31-year-old caf manager and an 11-year-old who is searching for her father — and the unexpected ways in which their lives are forever changed by chance.

Synopsis:

When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs—eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother—goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice.

About the Author

An award-winning poet, Marisa de los Santos currently teaches English at the University of Delaware. Love Walked In is her first novel. Her first collection of poems, From the Bones Out, was published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2000. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Southwest Review, Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.

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Kathy Jean, March 31, 2012 (view all comments by Kathy Jean)
"Love Walked In" starts off from the snappy perspective of hip, cafe manager, Cornelia. The next chapter suddenly focuses on Clare, an 11-year-old girl across town with a big secret. As the chapters alternate, you can't help but wonder what will bring these two oddballs together. Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen, the plot takes a sharp, unexpected turn, and life gets messy. This heartbreaking story will continue to surprise you, almost to the end. Lyrical passages - particularly the last paragraph - betray the author's poetry roots. Grab some Kleenex, and let your mind walk into this lovely, quirky, tale.
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wordygirl, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by wordygirl)
This is the book I have been recommending to friends and family members since the moment I finished it. I waited until then because I wanted to be certain that something so beautifully written, so charming, tender, and funny could sustain its excellence until the very end. And it did! This is a lovely book, with characters you'll wish you knew, and by the end of the book you'll feel as if you do. At which point I have outstanding news for you--there is a sequel, equally lovely.
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Amanda Townsend, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Amanda Townsend)
This book and its characters are instantly love-able. This is not some cut-and-paste romance. You can't predict how things will turn out or where the most important relationship will happen. The book is charming, quirky, and fun to read but also incredibly moving.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287891
Author:
De Los Santos, Marisa
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Chevalier, Tracy
Author:
Tan, Amy
Author:
Vreeland, Susan
Author:
de Los Santos, Marisa
Author:
Brundage, Elizabeth
Author:
Santos, Marisa de los
Author:
Lee, Janice Y. K.
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.71 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Plume Books - English 9780452287891 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Love indeed walks in, and with it, a breath of fresh air."
"Review" by , "This is a book that will be passed from friend to friend with the words, You have to read this."
"Review" by , "Love Walked In, by Marisa de los Santos, is the kind of book that makes you want to hunker down on a chilly day in a comfy chair and read straight through til dark....This is a poignant, heart-tugging story about a single woman and a little girl who develop an unlikely bond."
"Review" by , "A bewitching, warmhearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where youd least expect it."
"Review" by , "Marisa de los Santoss funny and beautifully written love story is asluminous as the silver screen."
"Review" by , "A touching, triumphant story of the power and variety and responsibility of love. A joy to read, filled with characters you wish you knew in real life. Love Walked In is every bit as engaging as the classic movies Marisa de los Santos lovingly invokes."
"Review" by , "Exquisite and stylish, Love Walked In proves that love in all of its forms — romantic, friendship, familial — is all around us."
"Synopsis" by , A tribute to classic film and true romance, this is the story of a 31-year-old caf manager and an 11-year-old who is searching for her father — and the unexpected ways in which their lives are forever changed by chance.
"Synopsis" by ,

When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs—eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother—goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life.

Love Walked In, the first novel by award-winning poet Marisa de los Santos, is bursting with keen insight and beautifully rendered prose. Invoking classic movies to illuminate the mystery and wonder of love in all its permutations, Love Walked In is an uplifting debut that marks the entrance of an enchanting literary voice.

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