Life Drawing For Beginners

By Roisin Meaney (Trade Paperback, 2013)
From the author of Semi-Sweet comes a delightful new novel about the art of friendship, love, and (still) life.



When Audrey Matthews offers an evening class in life drawing, all she's looking for is a little extra pocket money and something to fill her Tuesday nights. So she hires a model and recruits five students - each of whom have their own reason for being there. For Zarek, a Polish immigrant, the class is a welcome distraction and a place to escape his dull cafe job and noisy roommate. Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to the small town of Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. He's vowed to keep to himself, but then his interest in Jackie, the class model and single mom, takes a more personal turn. While Audrey has just fallen in love -- with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the store's brusque owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, it becomes clear to the members of the drawing class that their fellow students aren't exactly who they seem...
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    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $20.99 US/$23.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455599387

    • On Sale Date: 01/03/2013

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: 5 Spot

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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From the author of Semi-Sweet comes a delightful new novel about the art of friendship, love, and (still) life.



When Audrey Matthews offers an evening class in life drawing, all she's looking for is a little extra pocket money and something to fill her Tuesday nights. So she hires a model and recruits five students - each of whom have their own reason for being there. For Zarek, a Polish immigrant, the class is a welcome distraction and a place to escape his dull cafe job and noisy roommate. Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to the small town of Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. He's vowed to keep to himself, but then his interest in Jackie, the class model and single mom, takes a more personal turn. While Audrey has just fallen in love -- with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the store's brusque owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, it becomes clear to the members of the drawing class that their fellow students aren't exactly who they seem...

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland. She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa, and Europe. In 2002, Roisin won the Tivoli Write a Bestseller competition with her first novel, The Daisy Picker, which was subsequently followed by Putting Out Stars. Roisin is currently based in Limerick. LIFE DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS is her seventh book.

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $20.99 US/$23.99 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455599387
  • On Sale Date: 01/03/2013