Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Florence Gordon


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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


Florence Gordon
By Brian Morton

Publication Date: September 23

From Amazon:

Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible to almost everyone else. At 75, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days and threatening her well-defended solitude. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag….

With searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity in all its flaws, Brian Morton introduces a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them, Florence, who can humble the fools surrounding her with one barbed line, but who eventually finds there are realities even she cannot outwit.



What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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9 comments:

The Reading Nook Reviews said...

I haven't heard of this book, but it's on my radar now!

Joanne said...

Another one of your picks that looks interesting.

Sofia T. said...

I love this meme sooo much!!!

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Great pick. Sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

This sounds interesting! I'm going to add it to my list.

Kerry O'Donnell said...

I like the sound of this one. Seems like there's a lot in there about family. Thanks for sharing!
Here’s my WoW!

Stephanie Brown said...

I love this cover!! Looks interesting!

The Librarian said...

cantankerous! This looks like something I could read. For that one word alone in the synopsis.

Florence seems like an interesting character too. Nice pick!

Swathi Ramaprasad said...

This is my first time participating in this meme. :) Thanks for hosting!