Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Bennington Girls Are Easy

"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:

Bennington Girls Are Easy
By Charlotte Silver

Publication Date: July 14

From Amazon:

Bennington College, founded in 1932 as a suitable refuge for the wayward daughters of good families, maintains its saucy reputation for attracting free spirits. There, acres outnumber students, the faculty is composed of fading hippie and clothing is largely optional. Or, as J. D. Salinger put it in Franny and Zooey: a Bennington-type "looked like she'd spent the whole train ride in the john, sculpting or painting or something, or as though she had a leotard on under her dress."

Cassandra Puffin and Sylvie Furst met in high school but cement what they ardently believe will be everlasting friendship on Bennington's idyllic Vermont campus. Graduation sees Sylvie moving to New York City, where, later on their twenties, Cassandra joins her. These early, delirious years are spent decorating their Fort Greene apartment with flea market gems, dating "artists", and trying to figure out what they're doing with their lives.

The girls are acutely and caustically observant of the unique rhythms of the city but tone deaf to their own imperfections, which eventually drives a wedge between them.

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

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Laura said...

Wondering what Bennington is really like. It seems interesting, especially the part where they can see the faults in the city, but not their own faults. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I haven't read a novel set in the 30s in a while. Sounds interesting!

Tina's Blog said...

I think this one looks fun....I might have an ARC of it through NetGalley :)

Kay said...

I'm always attracted to books set on college campuses, even if it's just for part of the book. I'll be on the lookout for this one.

Perpetual New Girl said...

You have a knack for finding titles I have not heard of. That's the beauty of this... Thanks.

Beth @ Perpetual New Girl

Unknown said...

Ooh, this one looks interesting. Might be one for the TBR pile!

Claire @ Book Blog Bird

Sherry L said...

This novel sounds like such a gem! Thanks for sharing & hosting this lovely WoW!


Kayla Eklund said...

This looks like it's going to be great. Added it to my tbr.

Unknown said...

This looks like such a good choice!

Unknown said...

This sounds really interesting, I'll definitely have to check it out!

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