Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Family Man


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Family Man
By Elinor Lipman
Publication Date: May 5

From Amazon:

"A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend Henry Archer’s well-ordered life. They bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now twenty-nine, an actresshopeful, estranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother— Denise, Henry’s ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a former sitcom star and current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry’s Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life—and maybe even new love—in the commotion."

Lipman has long been a favorite of mine, so I'm excited that she has a new one coming out. She is quirky and funny, with a great writing style.

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).

13 comments:

Alea said...

Oooh this one sounds kind of interesting!

Here's mine!

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/01/waiting-on-wednesday-14.html

Laura said...

What great news!!!!! I love Elinor Lipman!

Laura said...

What great news!!!!! I love Elinor Lipman!

bermudaonion said...

It sounds interesting and the cover looks great!

GirlwiththeBraids said...

This week's post is right here

J.C. said...

That book sounds great. I might have to add it to my list!

Here's my post for this week:

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

printedpage.us said...

I choose one of my favorite women's fiction authors for this week's WoW. My pick is here.

TheBookworm said...

My week's pick is here! :)

Literary Feline said...

This does sound interesting! I am sure there are books that are not out yet that I want, but I'm so bad about remembering what they are.

girljordyn said...

My FIRST EVER Waiting on Wednesday...

http://tencentnotes.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/waiting-on-wednesday-the-girl-who-threw-butterflies/

prophecygirl said...

My first ever Waiting On Wednesday post is here -

http://cityofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/waiting-on-wednesday-city-of-glass-by.html

Thanks for the idea!

purplg8r said...

Here's my week's pick

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/waiting-on-wednesday-january-21-2009.html

Eva said...

This sounds interesting!