Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

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

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
By Tiffany Baker
Release Date: January 8

From Publishers Weekly:

"Baker's bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving's Garp, Anne Tyler's relationship savvy and the plangent voice of Margaret Atwood. In an upstate New York backwater, Truly, massive from birth, has a bleak existence with her depressed father and her china-doll–like sister, Serena Jane. Truly grows at an astonishing rate—her girth the result of a pituitary gland problem. It's got all the earmarks of a hit—infectious and lovable narrator, a dash of magic, an impressive sweep and a heartrending but not treacly family drama."

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

Leave a comment with either the link to your own "Waiting On" Wednesday post or just your answer (if you don't have a blog).


Anonymous said...

I think that books looks great, too - the cover just draws me in.

Serena said...

this sounds like another good read!

avisannschild said...

This does sound like a good one. Too many books, too little time...

Lenore Appelhans said...

Good choice. My post is up here .

Ti said...

Haven't heard of this one before but it sounds like a good read.

I have a ton of books I am waiting on but the one that is calling my name from the bookstore is The Glass of Time. The sequel to The Meaning of Night. I promised my book group I would not read it as they want to select it for the year's list but I am having a hard time not thinking about it. LOL.

Cedar Creek PTA said...

This sounds like a good one!