It’s been fifty years since Peter Herman wrote his classic guide to marriage and relationships, and he’s grown skeptical of his earlier views. But his belief in self-help books – and in love – is put to the test when Herman’s new and ambitious young editor announces a contest for troubled couples, with the prize being an afternoon spent in Herman’s company. Can Herman recover his earlier optimism? Novelist and publisher Ben Schrank’s third novel, Love is a Canoe, is a clever and funny examination of romance, wisdom and how books influence life as it is lived.
Ben Schrank is the president and publisher of Razorbill, a Penguin imprint that is home to many award-winning and New York Times bestselling books for children and young adults. He is also the author of the novels Consent and Miracle Man. On Thursday January 8th, Schrank will be in conversation with his editor, Sarah Crichton.