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Join Adelle Waldman next Tuesday, July 23 at the Ivy Bookshop for a reading and book signing of her new novel, The Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice,” who is lively fun and holds her own in conversation with his friends.

In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a modern man – who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness.

About the Author:

Adelle Waldman is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s journalism school. She worked as a reporter at the New Haven Register and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal’s website. Her articles have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.