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Addition

(2008)
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Grace's life is organised according to a strict routine - she wakes up at the same time every day, flosses the same number of times each morning, takes the same number of steps to the same cafe, where she sits at the same table and orders a hot chocolate with two marshmallows and a slice of orange cake. She eats the cake in the same number of bites as there are poppy seeds on top of the cake, so sometimes she might have to take six big bites and other times thirty-three tiny ones. One day, her usual table is taken...forced to share a table with a stranger, her life is turned upside down. Though Grace's OCD has led to her losing her job and her life becoming very small (she often finds herself talking to a photograph of Nikola Tesla, the inventor of electricity, that she keeps in her bedroom), she isn't a victim in anyway. And when, encouraged by her new boyfriend, she begins a course of drugs and therapy, and starts to lose the things which have defined her, both she and those closest to her, reconsider their views on her illness. This is a smart, thought-provoking novel as well as a wonderful romantic comedy. It looks at the role of medication in society, questions our right to judge how others manage their lives and asks, 'what's so great about being normal anyway?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A delight." - Emily Giffin


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Hardback Editions

2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Addition: A Novel
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-06-158257-3 / 978-0-06-158257-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-7531-8292-0 / 978-0-7531-8292-5 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-06-158258-1 / 978-0-06-158258-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Polebridge Press Book published by HarperSanFrancisco
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-7531-8293-9 / 978-0-7531-8293-2 (UK edition)
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Addition: A Novel
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-06-176398-5 / 978-0-06-176398-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Addition: A Novel
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-06-177119-8 / 978-0-06-177119-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-340-98078-8 / 978-0-340-98078-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-06-176357-8 / 978-0-06-176357-1 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-340-96377-8 / 978-1-921351-24-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 0-340-96375-1 / 978-0-340-96375-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

June 2008 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN: 1-74201-549-2 / 978-1-74201-549-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
Publisher: Text Publishing
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April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Addition
Author(s): Toni Jordan
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Addition: A Novel
Author(s): Toni Jordan
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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