Released on 04 June 2015.

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Love May Fail

3.54 based on 1069 ratings & 134 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her posh Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself transported back to South Jersey where things remain largely unchanged from her unhappy childhood. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a horrific event in the classroom. Will a sassy nun, an ex-heroin addict, a metal-head little boy, and her hoarder mother help or hurt her chances in this bid for renewed hope in the human race? This is a story of the great highs and lows of existence: the heartache and daring choices it takes to become the person you know (deep down) you are meant to be.

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Quick excels at writing what he knows, and making readers feel intimately connected to his characters. Love May Fail also reflects his mastery of devising humorous dialogue, interlaced with rabid vulgarity. "The truth will set you free," Portia furiously states at one point "But first it will piss you off." Once a high-school English teacher himself, the author captures how painful it is to have a misguided student and feel powerless to help them. Portia recalls how Nate would end each school year optimistically by handing his students personalized Official Member of the Human Race cards, encouraging them to "make daring choices, work hard, enjoy the ride, and remember-you become exactly whomever you choose to be." You can almost see the movie poster now.
Wall Street Journal
Quick nails it again with his quirky-but-damaged characters and gritty real-life stories - but this time, it's an ex-wife of a cheating pornographer, her hoarder of a mother, and her former high school English teacher both moving and delighting us.
Glamour
An easy, enjoyable, and thoughtful read with laughs and tears along the way. Quick's devotees won't be disappointed.
Library Journal