God-Shaped Hole: A Novel

God-Shaped Hole: A Novel

by Tiffanie DeBartolo

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"If Holden Caulfield were a twenty-seven-year-old woman living in LA, this is the book he'd write, or read. It's very fast and very funny, and at its core it's that rarest of things - a truly convincing love story." — Dave Eggers

"God-Shaped Hole will change you as a reader, writer and human. It is rare books like this one that remind me why I fell in love with the written word." — Colleen Hoover

"With wit and humor, the author brings these characters and their quirky, artsy friends alive. Bottom Line: You'll dig it" — People

When I was twelve, a fortune teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone...

When Beatrice Jordan meets the unpredictable Jacob Grace, the two wild souls become instant allies. Together they discover an escape in each other's creativity and insecurities, while running from secrets they cannot seem to shake – or a fate that could throw them to the ground . . .

This 15th Anniversary reissue of Tiffanie DeBartolo's classic love story introduces a new audience of dreamers to a quintessentially real and raw vision of spirit, and inspires everyone to live — and love — as vividly as possible.

"This generation's Love Story." — Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492646952
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 231,212
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tiffanie DeBartolo is the author of God-Shaped Hole and How to Kill a Rock Star for Sourcebooks. She wrote and directed the film Dream for an Insomniac and is also the Chief Executive Super Goddess at Bright Antenna Records. She lives in Northern California with her husband and dogs.

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God-Shaped Hole 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can hardly wait to start reading.I'm actually midway in another book right now.The reviews were all positive on this one so l couldn't pass it up.I'm putting my faith in you Nook readers.I feel that l won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
oldblack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this to be an interesting book, although not really riveting. Other people have written that they cried in parts, and although I am definitely the emotional type, I wasn't moved to tears by this story. It is a story about younger people in love and being definitely not in that category myself may have contributed my feeling somewhat distanced. I did feel some empathy with the main character, though, and I liked the way DeBartolo suggests that our parents can have a powerful influence on us even (or especially) when they are absent from big chunks of our lives.
jewdea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I cried like a baby when I read this book.. It moved me so much I can't read it again because just thinking about it is enough.
sixteendays on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've ever had the pleasure to read. And read again. And read again. And again.
roses7184 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
To truly appreciate this book, I think you need to be living it. This story touched me so profoundly that I am in awe. I won't read it again. I can't read it again. However it is forever ingrained in my mind as a classic love story. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
meganharris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my absolute favorite books. DeBartolo writes so emotionally that it makes the characters seem so close to you. This is a story which 3 years later still has an emotional response from me.
Irisheyz77 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best books that I've ever read
coolmama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!Loved Tiffanie's writing, her character development, the back story, the dialogue between the characters. Read like a screenplay and totally believable.Artsy Beatrice is told when she is 12 yrs old by a psychic that her true love will die young.She meets writer Jacob through the personals, they click, and have a wonderful relationship, and then.....Can't wait to read more by Tiffanie, this book really stayed with me!
xxixu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Through the first quarter of the book I was in love with every aspect of this book. I completely identified with the main character Beatrice, and even though Jacob seemed WAY too good to be true, I still loved their relationship and didn't think the whole thing too sweet. It seemed to work. Where I started having a hard time with the book is when Beatrice first gets mad at Jacob for meeting up with a new girlfriend. It seemed WAY overboard. After that the characters started to annoy me. Then Jacob's weird moodiness...I know book characters aren't supposed to be perfect, but something seemed off to me as a reader. I guess I couldn't fully understand the characters and I didnt find the writing to be in such a way where the reader shouldn't understand...I just felt a disconnect. I think because I fell so in love with the chracters in the beginning then quickly found them annoying I couldn't completely fall in love with this book. I also didnt find the ending as sad as it probably should have been for me. I do give the author credit for excellent writing and story telling. As far as writing I was pleased with this book. Something just happened in the middle to throw me off from completely loving it.
bookishjoxer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book very much. I thought it was sweet, funny, and very sad.
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ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
This title may seem familiar to many. This is because this is the 15th anniversary reissue. It involves Beatrice Jordan and Jacob Grace who become friends. They each are looking for a way to escape and they find it though each others creative gifts and their insecurities. I did not read it the first time around and I count that as me great loss. From the first page, the writing caught me and I did not want to let go. There are heartbreaking moments that I will remember for a long time. That is not all, though. There are funny moments also.Beatrice and Jacob's relationship read as a real-life one, including the imperfections. The writing was so intelligent and wonderful. However, even these words do not do justice to this book. If you did or did not read this book the first time, I most highly recommend you pick up a copy and read it now. I received this book from NetGalley and Sourcebooks in exchange for my honest review. I thank each of them.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
Apparently this is a reprint from a book published in 2002. I did not read it then. This is the first book that I have read by this author. From the reviews that I read, I was supposed to be mesmerized. It was supposed to be the love story to end all love stories. Well, that's not what happened to me. I thought it was a decent read and a nice love story. I remember thinking that after I read it and was at a loss as to how to review this book. All these raving reviews, and I thought it was okay. To be honest, I finished this book 12 days ago and I remember parts of it, like the Craigslist ad, but that's about it. I've written reviews today for books I've read as far back as 17 days ago and I remembered all of them except this one. Thanks Sourcebooks and Net Galley for approving and allowing me to read and review this book.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I should have hated this book. Nothing really happens, other than a love story. But there was something about the writing that made this book compelling...once I started reading it. It took me a while to get through this book because when I had other things to read, this book wasn't the one I would pick up. But when I did sit down with it, I would fly through the pages. It's written almost like a journal. It's an account of a young woman falling in love. Beatrice had been warned by a fortune teller when she was twelve that she would have a great love, but that he would die young. At 30 (I think), she responds to a personal ad on a whim. She meets Jacob, and it's instalove, which is unusual in an adult book. Their relationship progresses quickly. They both have issues with their fathers, and they help each other deal with them. Jacob is writing a book. Trixie makes jewelry. They live in L.A., but they dream of moving to the South, which I found amusing. Who wants to move there? I enjoyed the raw honesty of Trixie's voice in this story. It showcases the vulnerability of falling in love. And her thoughts and explanations of why she does certain things, even things she doesn't really want to be doing, are so real. So even though I didn't love this book, I would definitely read another book by Tiffanie DeBartolo. http://momsradius.blogspot.com/2015/09/book-review-god-shaped-hole.html
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The plot was good but the author's inclusion of "on the brink of vulgar" sex scenes was unnecessary and detracted from the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story about life, love, and loss.
wanderful More than 1 year ago
This book was soo good, touching , real life, happy, sad, loving , I really wish she would write more.... truly a great Author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! You won't be disapointed! Soulful and thought provoking! I love this author! How to kill a rockstar is a great read as well!
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brittnyd628 More than 1 year ago
Every single one of my girlfriends have heard me talk about this book and I have recommended it to EVERYONE! When I first read it I never expected it to be one of those books that I would want to read more then once! I loved her writing and the characters with such great twists!