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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Grace counts. The letters in her name, Grace Lisa Vandenberg (19). The steps she takes every morning to the local cafe (920); the number of poppy seeds on her slice of orange cake, which dictates the number of bites she'll take to finish it. Grace counts everything, because numbers hold the world together, and Grace needs to keep an eye on how they're doing. Seamus Joseph O'Reilly (also a 19, with the sexiest hands Grace has ever seen) thinks Grace might be better off without the counting. If she could hold down a job, say. Or leave her flat without enumerating the contents of her cupboards or make a sandwich containing an unknown number of sprouts.

Grace's problem is that Seamus doesn't count. Her other problem is ... he does.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Robert Luke Stanley-Turner/ Sanx
  • Reading Group Guide available through the Text Publishing website.
  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, South Australia, April 2008.
  • Addition was selected as one of the eight featured books on the 2008 'Richard & Judy' Summer Read list in the United Kingdom.
  • Voted number four by members of the public in the State Library of Victoria's 2008 Summer Read program.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2008 .
      Image courtesy of Text Publishing
      Extent: 218p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Includes acknowledgments p.218
      ISBN: 9781921351242 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Tausend kleine Schritte : Roman
Language: German
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      Piper , 2009 .
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      Extent: 270p.
      ISBN: 9783492052221
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Zurich,
      c
      Switzerland,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Piper , 2010 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 270p.
      ISBN: 9783492259637

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Australian Leading Ladies’ Charge Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 March 2015; (p. 32)
‘Driven by Tens’ : Obsession and Cognitive Difference in Toni Jordan’s Romantic Comedy Addition Rachel Robertson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , September vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 311-320)
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'Addition' Film Rights Sold 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 14)
Book Review – Addition by Toni Jordan Joanne Peulen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2010;

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Breach in Orthodoxy Signals Praise for Author Jason Steger , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2009; (p. 7)
A Romance That Counts Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work column
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Quality that Counts Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 February 2008; (p. 24-25)
The Face : Toni Jordan : Novelist Lauren Wilson , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 3)
A Measure of Obsession Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 April 2008; (p. 54)
A Novel Form of Work Toni Jordan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 April 2008; (p. 23)
Off the Scale Amanda Watt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 April 2008; (p. 13)
Penguin Picks Up Patrick's Prize Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 June 2008; (p. 29)
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Creative Craving Brought to Book Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
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Writing by Numbers Simon Caterson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 52 no. 10 2008; (p. 104-105)
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The Accidental Novelist Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work column
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Count the Ways Numbers Can Rule a Life Claire Scobie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
More Than the Sum of Her Oddities Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
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— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Up for the Count Amanda Watt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 February 2008; (p. 30-32)

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Counting on Life Lucy Clark , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 17 February 2008; (p. 18)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Counting Up a Fine Romance Michael McGirr , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 February 2008; (p. 25)

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Count the Ways Numbers Can Rule a Life Claire Scobie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 32)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
More Than the Sum of Her Oddities Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 February 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Up for the Count Amanda Watt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 February 2008; (p. 30-32)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Counting on Life Lucy Clark , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 17 February 2008; (p. 18)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Counting Up a Fine Romance Michael McGirr , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 February 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel ; Vinyl Inside Rachel Matthews 2007 single work novel
Out of the Ordinary Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 March 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz 2008 single work novel ; Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
A Chick-Lit Trojan Horse Jo Case , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
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— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 3 no. 4 2008; (p. 23)

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Fairytale Fix Poppy Gee , 2008 single work review
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— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Untitled Elizabeth Uhlmann , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , no. 3 2008;

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Book Review – Addition by Toni Jordan Joanne Peulen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2010;

— Review of Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
A Romance That Counts Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2008; (p. 30-31)
Quality that Counts Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 February 2008; (p. 24-25)
The Face : Toni Jordan : Novelist Lauren Wilson , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 February 2008; (p. 3)
A Measure of Obsession Deborah Bogle , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 April 2008; (p. 54)
A Novel Form of Work Toni Jordan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 April 2008; (p. 23)
Off the Scale Amanda Watt , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 19 April 2008; (p. 13)
Penguin Picks Up Patrick's Prize Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 June 2008; (p. 29)
A columnn canvassing current literary news including a report on Toni Jordan's selection in 'Richard and Judy's' 2008 Summer Reading list and some comments on the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.
Creative Craving Brought to Book Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 October 2008; (p. 32)
Writing by Numbers Simon Caterson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 52 no. 10 2008; (p. 104-105)
Caterson examines several Australian and overseas works with mathematical themes.
Breach in Orthodoxy Signals Praise for Author Jason Steger , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2009; (p. 7)
'Addition' Film Rights Sold 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 14)
The Accidental Novelist Fiona Gruber , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Dominion Post , 1 March 2008; (p. E4)
‘Driven by Tens’ : Obsession and Cognitive Difference in Toni Jordan’s Romantic Comedy Addition Rachel Robertson , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , September vol. 3 no. 3 2014; (p. 311-320)
'This article explores how contemporary romance can represent cognitive disability through a critical analysis of the representation of cognitive difference in the romantic comedy Addition by Australian author Toni Jordan. I argue that the novel presents a non-stereotypical representation of a protagonist with a cognitive disability who is still able to participate in a love relationship while experiencing significant impairment. I argue that such works of popular romantic fiction can act to challenge negative stereotypes around mental illness and encourage readers to reflect on their own beliefs and attitudes.' (Publication abstract)
Australian Leading Ladies’ Charge Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 March 2015; (p. 32)

Awards

2009 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2009 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2008 winner International Awards Medical Journalists Association (UK) Open Book Awards Best Medical-Themed Fiction
2008 inaugural winner Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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