by Beth Goldner

Publisher:  Counterpoint

Pub Date:  Summer 2005

Format:  Hardcover

The first novel by the author of the story collection WAKE.  A girl in her 30s is dumped by her boyfriend and fired from her job.  She takes a job as a census taker and accidentally stumbles upon the love of her life.  Set in Seattle.

Review Highlights:
"A notable first novel by Goldner takes up the depressed plight of a Philadelphia census taker obsessed with asking questions...a debut with emotional resonance.  Heartfelt, interior work."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Genuinely affecting."
 --Entertainment Weekly  

“Goldner's gentle, measured prose is a painful delight, pulling us into Anjou's emotional universe, making a lifetime of emotional loss vivid. The Number We End Up With is a sad, hopeful marvel of a book, in spite of the glitch at the end. It is at once a poignant depiction of grief, an empathetic portrait of compulsive behavior, and a series of snapshots of friendship.”
--Washington Post

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