Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday; That Old Cape Magic; Richard Russo









Hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

Title: That Old Cape Magic; Richard Russo
Pub. Date: August 4, 2009

From Amazon:

Thirty years ago, on their Cape Cod honeymoon, Jack and Joy Griffin made a plan for their future that has largely been fulfilled. He left Los Angeles behind for the sort of New England college his parents had aspired to, and now the two of them are back on the Cape—where he’d also spent his childhood vacations—to celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura’s best friend. Sure, Jack’s been driving around with his father’s ashes in the trunk, though his mother’s very much alive and often on his cell phone. Laura’s boyfriend seems promising, but be careful what you pray for, especially if it happens to come true. A year later, at her wedding, Jack has another urn in the car, and both he and Joy have brought new dates. Full of every family feeling imaginable, wonderfully comic and profoundly involving, That Old Cape Magic is surprising, uplifting and unlike anything this Pulitzer Prize winner has ever written. (I really enjoyed Empire Falls by this author).

What's your W.O.W. pick?

10 comments:

  1. Hurray!! I didn't know Russo had a new book on the way. I loved Empire Falls and Bridge of Sighs, too.

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  2. I love Russo and am so glad to hear there is a new one out. I'll be looking for it.

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  3. I didn't know Russo had a new book either. I haven't read "Bridge of Sighs" yet. I'm glad you posted your review. I enjoyed it.

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  4. I'm really excited about this one, too! I loved Bridge of Sighs...

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  5. Then, I will get "Bridge of Sighs" off my shelf. I'm just covered up in books.:)

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  6. I loved Empire Falls so I wouldn't mind reading this one too eventually.

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  7. I've read every book he's written. Wasn't thrilled with Bridge of Sighs. I'm really looking forward to the new one!

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  8. I keep hearing goog things about Russo, but have never read him...even though I have at least 2 of his books on my shelves.

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  9. Pop by my blog; I gave you an award!

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  10. The only Richard Russo I've read is EMPIRE FALLS; thanks for letting us know this is coming ...

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