Wednesday, October 8, 2008
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
By Tiffany Baker
Release Date: January 8
From Publishers Weekly:
"Baker's bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving's Garp, Anne Tyler's relationship savvy and the plangent voice of Margaret Atwood. In an upstate New York backwater, Truly, massive from birth, has a bleak existence with her depressed father and her china-doll–like sister, Serena Jane. Truly grows at an astonishing rate—her girth the result of a pituitary gland problem. It's got all the earmarks of a hit—infectious and lovable narrator, a dash of magic, an impressive sweep and a heartrending but not treacly family drama."
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
Leave a comment with either the link to your own "Waiting On" Wednesday post or just your answer (if you don't have a blog).