Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

The Lover's Dictionary : A Love Story in 185 Definitions

by David Levithan

Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on The Lover's Dictionary : A Love Story in 185 Definitions

A cleverly constructed novel whose story is told through the device of the alphabet.  From 'Aberrant' and 'Abstain' to 'Yesterday' and 'Zenith' the author explores the intimacies and workings of love through his namelss narrator to paint a highly original and deeply moving portrait of love in our time. Beautifully packaged too and a perfect 'gift' of love.

The Lover's Dictionary : A Love Story in 185 Definitions Synopsis

How does one talk about love? We are all beginners when it comes to love, from those tentative first dates to learning how to live with, or without, someone. But how does one describe love? How does one chart its delights and pleasures, its depths and desolations? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary starts where we all once started -- with the alphabet. Constructing the story of a relationship as a dictionary, Levithan explores the intimacies and workings of love through his nameless narrator, to paint a moving portrait of love through everyday words. Cleverly using the confines of language to provide an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being part of a couple, Levithan gives us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

Win £100 To Spend At Your Local Bookshop and £25 for the Best Book Shelfie

Win £100 To Spend At Your Local Bookshop and £25 for the Best Book Shelfie

Closing date: 25/11/2018

We want to support you and your local bookshop so we are offering £100 to spend at your local bookshop for the winner. We are offering a runner-up prize of £25 to spend at your local bookshop for the best "Shelfie". The competition will close on Sunday 25th November. £100 will be credited with your local bookstore and must be spent there within 12 months of receipt.

Enter Now

The Lover's Dictionary : A Love Story in 185 Definitions Press Reviews

'Teasing, intriguing and easy to devour in one go.'
Cosmopolitan

'Romantic, quick, clever, funny. Read it in one sitting.'
Sunday Times Style

'Like all good love stories, this one is both unique and universal; it's impossible not to nod along in recognition!It is a refreshingly grown-up story of a love affair between adults! Levithan is a generous, warm-hearted writer, and his conceit feels original! A Valentine's gift? What could be better?'
Observer

'Covers everything from delight to desolation'
Time Out

If you loved this, you might like these...

Christmas at the Beach Hut
Miss Marley
An Unsuitable Match
The Lion Tamer Who Lost

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007377992
Publication date: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007377992
Publication date: 2nd February 2012
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 244 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About David Levithan

David Levithan is the author of many acclaimed young-adult novels, including Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, Love is the Higher Law, and (along with Rachel Cohn) the New York Times bestselling Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, which has been adapted into a popular movie. He is an editorial director at Scholastic in the US.   Author photo © Jake Hamilton

More About David Levithan

More Books By David Levithan

Cover for Another Day by David Levithan
Cover for How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan
Cover for Every Day by David Levithan
View All Books By David Levithan

Share this book