Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 11, 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:

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler (the 3rd book so far I want that comes out on Jan. 5, 2010!)

From bn.com:
From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life.

Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn’t bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

His effort to recover the moments of his life that have been stolen from him leads him on an unexpected detour. What he needs is someone who can do the remembering for him. What he gets is—well, something quite different.

We all know a Liam. In fact, there may be a little of Liam in each of us. Which is why Anne Tyler’s lovely novel resonates so deeply.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love Anne Tyler's books. She writes about such quirky and down-to-earth characters.

My book I'm eager for is kind of due to you, as it's the Barbara Delinsky book.

Here: http://weboftyranny.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

That's going to be a busy release date!

I've only read The Amateur Marriage by her. I liked it.

sumanam said...

Oh, it must be agood book.

Jenny said...

I have only read one book by her, Digging to America, but I really liked it! I have a ton on my TBR including The Amateur Marriage.

Laughing Stars said...

LOVE Anne Tyler! Love her!

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