Silver Linings Playbook
by Matthew Quick
Silver Linings Playbook follows the life of Pat Peoples after he is released from a psychiatric facility in Baltimore. Pat's wife Nikki has decided that they need some "apart time" so Pat goes back to living with his parents in New Jersey, biding his time until "apart time is over". Pat spends his days running, lifting weights, and watching Eagles games with his father who also seems to have some mental issues. Pat's best friend Ronnie and his wife Veronica attempt to set up Pat with Veronica's sister Tiffany whose husband has just died. Soon after Tiffany starts following Pat as he runs, saying she is scouting him to be her dance partner at a local competition. Pat is obsessed with getting back with his wife so Tiffany says she will deliver her letter if Pat dances with her. The book does differ from the movie as the dance competition isn't the finale. Quick's writing style makes the book a quick read and hard to put down. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Sorta Like a Rock Star or Boy21 also written by Matthew Quick.] -- recommended by Carrie K. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in downloadable audio format.]
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