Nouvella Sets You Up On A Blind Date With A Novella!

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Surprise yourself or a loved one this Valentine's Day by letting Nouvella set you up with one of its titles--either HOW TO SHAKE THE OTHER MAN by Derek Palacio; THE SENSUALIST by Daniel Torday; IF YOU'RE NOT YET LIKE ME by Edan Lepucki; or A FAMILIAR BEAST by Panio Gianopoulos. Take this quiz and use the coupon code given to you at the end during checkout at http://store. Nouvella. Com/product/valentine-s-day-blind-date-wi th-a-book. We'll send you the best match based on your answers. All books are $10 (including domestic shipping) after the coupon code is applied, and it will arrive gift wrapped.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What's a for-sure deal breaker when you're on a date?
    • A. 

      He or she has an AOL email address. Or wears cargo pants.

    • B. 

      Conversation mostly consists of utter loathing and chastisement.

    • C. 

      He or she misquotes The Great Gatsby, like, a lot.

    • D. 

      Coffee breath. ALWAYS with the coffee breath.

  • 2. 
    What do you look for in a significant other?
    • A. 

      Charisma and the ability to make excellent empenadas.

    • B. 

      I prefer for him or her to feel slightly inferior and to always be guessing.

    • C. 

      Enigma, with healthy doses of recklessness.

    • D. 

      Please don't make me go hunting.

  • 3. 
    What kinds of stories do you tend to be drawn to?
    • A. 

      Ill-fated lovers. Secrets. Sadness.

    • B. 

      The more dysfunctional the marriage, the better.

    • C. 

      The characters are mostly repugnant, and I can totally relate.

    • D. 

      The world is a hopeful place. Unless you're from another country and refuse to acquiesce to American culture.

  • 4. 
    How do you like to spend your free time?
    • A. 

      Thinking about deep shit.

    • B. 

      Avoiding myself.

    • C. 

      Judging people.

    • D. 

      I'm just trying to get by, man.

  • 5. 
    Out of the authors below, you are most likely to pick up a book by:
    • A. 

      Lydia Davis

    • B. 

      John Cheever

    • C. 

      Annie Proulx

    • D. 

      Lorrie Moore

    • E. 

      Phillip Roth

    • F. 

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • G. 

      Junot Diaz

    • H. 

      Rachel Kushner

  • 6. 
    Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    • A. 

      Raising a family. Trying to get some writing time in before the kids wake up.

    • B. 

      As long as there’s a roof over my head…

    • C. 

      Hell if I know. This definitely isn’t where I thought I’d be ten years ago.

    • D. 

      Not working as a freelancer and living in a shitty one-bedroom apartment, hopefully.

  • 7. 
    I prefer to live in a place where…
    • A. 

      …I can be relatively anonymous. The more I can keep to myself, the better.

    • B. 

      …people don’t have such a small-town mentality. The burbs are the worst.

    • C. 

      …it’s hip, but not self-consciously hip, you know?

    • D. 

      …I won’t run into my ex. Or his or her friends. Or anyone that knows what happened between us.