Synopses & Reviews
Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing
dazzled and delighted readers and topped bestseller lists nationwide. Now, in anticipation of her upcoming new work of fiction, The Wonder Spot
, Penguin is publishing Melissa Banks bestseller in a mass-market format to reach an even wider audience.
Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, and relationships as well as the treacherous waters of the workplace. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out issues of the heart, puts a new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what its like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.
As hilarious as the Girls Guide is, theres a wise, serious core here that distinguishes Ms. Bank. (The Wall Street Journal) Believe the hype: Janes touching (but unsentimental) career and love trials ring true. (Glamour) [A] swinging, funny, and tender study of contemporary relationships
About the Author
Melissa Banks work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Zoetrope, Cosmopolitan, and other publications and aired on National Public Radio.