Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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

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So this week, albeit several hours late, I have selected THE MARRIAGE PLOT by one of my favorite authors, Jeffrey Eugenides. He comes out with a novel once every nine years, but so far each one has been better than the last. Reviews so far for THE MARRIAGE PLOT are mixed, but I'm excited! It comes out October 11th, and if I am still living in the Raleigh area then (I am hoping to move back up to New York City or the Washington area by the end of the year), I want to go to his signing on October 30th. And I honestly rarely go to author signings, mostly because I'm poor. Here is a synopsis.

Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot. But now, in the spring of her final year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course and, for reasons that have nothing to do with her studies, life and literature will never be the same. Not after she falls in love with Leonard Morten -- charismatic loner and college Darwinist. And certainly not after Mitchell Grammaticus resurfaces in her life, obsessed with the idea that she will be his wife. The triangle at the heart of this novel is at once age-old and completely fresh and surprising.
So pumped!

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