Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Salon: 11-15

Yesterday, I finished But Not for Long by Michelle Wildgen, an odd book set in Madison, Wisconsin, over three days (!) that focuses on three members of a sustainable-foods cooperative house. Throw in a mysterious lake incident, an area-wide power outage, and a housemate's alcoholic, estranged husband, and you have the potential for an interesting book...that ultimately falls flat. I was disappointed in this one, especially since I loved the author's debut novel, You're Not You.

I'm finishing up A Friend of the Family (review posted Monday), and then I'll (finally!) start John Irving's Last Night in Twisted River. This is one that I bought, but I've had to put it on hold until I finished up a round of library books. It's been calling my name!

Finally, stay tuned for Tuesday, when I start the new Cook from the Book cookbook challenge over at Tales from the Fridge.

P.S. Don't forget...if you participate in my "Waiting On" Wednesday meme, be sure to stop by and leave a link to your post so we can all see what you're anticipating reading!


Literary Feline said...

I'm often curious to see how an author manages a book set in a short time frame. I'm sorry Wildgen's book turned out to be disappointing. The premise does sound interesting.

I hope you enjoy Irving's book. I have yet to read anything by him yet. Someday I hope to change that. :-)

I hope you have a great week, Jill!

Tina's Blog said...

What a disappointment about Wildgen's book. I also loved her first book, and don't think I will rush out to get this one after reading your review.

Connie Weiss said...

I can't wait to see what you're cooking for Tuesday!

I made mine last night and it was awesome.