Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

From Amazon:
Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London.

When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers--with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the building's other residents. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including--perhaps--their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old apartment and life behind.

Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in Her Fearful Symmetry about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life--even after death.

Publish date: September 29, 2009

I haven't even gotten around to reading The Time Traveler's Wife yet but I definitely won't wait as long to read Niffenegger's next book!


Linda Ellen said...

Oh, I need to note down this title. =)

I'm so glad to hear you'd like to join the middle grade challenge. =P To answer your question, middle grade books are geared towards readers around the ages of 8 to 12. I think I'll write a post later on with book suggestions.

I will see you around. =)

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I haven't read Time Travelers Wife yet either, even though it's been on my shelf for years.

Cynthia said...

Do read the The Time Traveler's Wife when you get a chance, it really is a lovely book.

I didn't realize she was coming out with another novel!

Jenny said...

Yeah, I've had it on TBR forever.

I think I'll try to read it soon and then see the movie.

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