Wednesday, October 1, 2008
"Waiting On" Wednesday: This One Is Mine
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
This One Is Mine
By Maria Semple
Publication Date: December 4
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. This is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
This seems a little frothy on the surface, but everything I have read points to a smarter novel, including this review from Publishers Weekly:
"Semple’s takes are tack sharp as her delightful cast is driven comically and tragically ever deeper into a culture of artifice. Semple obviously knows her turf, and she does an exquisite job of stomping all over it."
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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My pick doesn't come out until March 2009, but it looks like it's going to be well worth the wait. Here's my post.
Mine is here: http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/10/waiting-on-wednesday-darkest-pleasure.html
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