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

From Amazon:

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?


Lenore Appelhans said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Mine is here: