What books would you recommend for a David Schickler fan?
August 26, 2008 4:44 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for book recommendations along the lines of David Schickler's literary fiction. Fresh, tender, sweet, sexy, steamy, intimate, unabashedly earnest, contemporary literary romance. What has all that and more?

I love Schickler's novels/stories for their tenderness, sincerity, and intimate approach to romantic love in the midst of a jaded/postmodern/disaffected world. But I don't really keep up with contemporary fiction, so I don't know where to look for likewise books. (Here's where you come in!)

Contemporary fiction only, please. Newer the better!
posted by cowbellemoo to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I think you want Matthew Klam.
posted by escabeche at 5:01 PM on August 26, 2008

Best answer: I couldn't get on with Sam the Cat. Have you tried My Mistress' Sparrow is Dead, the anthology put together by Jeffrey Eugenides? That has some more contemporary authors in there some of which I'm going to check out - as I will Schickler, never having heard of him until now.

If the thought of something from the chick-lit shelf doesn't repel you, Lisa Jewell's last book (Housemates Wanted in the US) might be a decent beach read for you, as it covered a lot of the above.
posted by mippy at 5:04 AM on August 27, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by cowbellemoo at 7:01 PM on August 27, 2008

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