A Short Love Story

July 22, 2013

A recent edition of The Globe & Mail, in a little feature called “Book Lovers”, asked Janet E. Cameron (author of Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World) the question:

What book has the most romantic significance for you?

Her answer:

“In 2002 I was on a plane from Tokyo to Dublin – off to see my Irish boyfriend, whom I’d met at the soccer World Cup and known less than a week. I was terrified I’d made a mistake. What if it turned out we had nothing in common? The book I was reading on the flight was How to be Good by Nick Hornby, an entertaining novel about a profoundly unhappy couple, and it wasn’t helping my nerves. Then the plane touched down, and I saw him in Arrivals, waiting for me. He was holding a copy of the same book; in fact, I could tell he was practically on the same page. Three years later we got married.”

How to be Good by Nick Hornby

Anyone else want to share a “romantically significant” book title with us? (back story required, of course!)

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One Response to “A Short Love Story”


  1. Stuck in Ireland as I am, I had no idea that this mini-interview had been printed. Thanks so much for posting this! It’s a strange book to have romantic significance seeing as the protagonists end up divorcing, but there it is…


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