The author of a classic self-help guide to love and relationships, Peter Herman has won the hearts of romantics and cynics alike. But decades have passed since Marriage Is a Canoe was published, and a recently widowed Peter begins to question his own advice. Much to his chagrin, he receives a call from Stella Petrovic, an ambitious young editor in New York City who forces him to reconsider his life’s work, not to mention the full force of his delusions. The book’s 50th anniversary is approaching, and Petrovic has devised a contest to promote the new edition. The prize? The chance for the winning couple --- a pair of outwardly happy Brooklynites named Emily and Eli --- to save their relationship by spending a weekend with the reclusive author.
Smart, funny and hugely satisfying, Ben Schrank's LOVE IS A CANOE is a poignant novel about the fragility of human relationships --- and a heartwarming reminder of what it really means to be good to those we love.