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As Long As She Needs Me: A Novel by Nicholas Weinstock

By Nicholas Weinstock

For ten lengthy years, Oscar Campbell has performed every little thing from opting for up his boss's drycleaning to FedExing her tropical fish. His activity as own assistant to a mythical -- and temperamental -- writer in manhattan urban has given him extra complications than leg-ups. but none of Oscar's stories has ready him for his maximum problem: making plans his boss's marriage ceremony. Juggling his unappreciated tasks as a publishing assistant with these of a professional bono marriage ceremony planner, Oscar labors to drag jointly the development of the yr with out falling aside within the approach. aid arrives within the kind of renowned marriage ceremony columnist Lauren LaRose, with whom Oscar moves a discount: his editorial services for her nuptial suggestion. because the interact to fabricate the romances of others, they'll stumble into one in all their own.Hilarious and clever, literate and fascinating, so long as She wishes Me is a glowing fantasy of affection and good fortune in new york.

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25 And it was working. While soft-shoed whiners and harebrained pundits lamented the cerebral downfall of the book business, Dawn had set about profiting from it. She published and hustled books in every trend and genre: true crime, tell-all memoir, Jazz Age and New Age and antiaging inspirational. Her sales figures rose. Her personal income swelled. Her titles appeared on the New York Times best-seller list, her ghostly snapshot in Publishers Weekly. Before long she had grown her dainty book boutique into the most lucrative imprint of all the divisions of the various publishing houses of the famous multimedia conglomerate.

Because he didn’t. He looked her in the iron eyes. ” The Date W said the stout woman in the seat beside him. She peered over the peak of his knee. “Where ya from? ” “New Jersey. ” The world can be divided into two types of people: “ EDDINGS A GAH-GEOUS,” 32 those who talk incessantly on airplanes and those who adamantly do not. Somehow Oscar always ended up sitting next to the former. “And what a time of yeah for it. ” She looked out her portal window to admire the radiance of the heavens, the rug of clouds beneath.

41 “Me? ” He pushed away the starfish that abutted his salad plate. ” He raised his glass. ” Oscar lifted his beer. Everyone else was twisted away in their chairs, gazing toward the tinkle of better tables. All but the woman in the sundress, who stopped writing, just then, to face him. ” she asked. ” She was astonishingly pretty, with enormous brown eyes and sun-streaked hair piled carelessly on top of her head. Her page was a mess of notes, fingers drumming, pen aloft—but he didn’t see any of them, having lost all peripheral vision to the staggering appeal of her face.

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