REVIEWED BY BETH PERRY
Grace Lisa Vandenburg, the wisecracking 35-year-old at the center of this spunky debut, is obsessed with counting: the letters in her name (19), the bristles on her toothbrush (1,768), the toothbrushes she ruins by counting bristles (1). But then a charming stranger enters her life, and her ordered existence implodes. Already a hit in the author's native Australia, Addition is witty fun. You may tire of the number crunching, but Jordan's deadpan dialogue makes up for that. Number of times I laughed out loud: 23.