Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - Where the God of Love Hangs Out










Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.



Title: Where the God of Love Hangs Out
Author: Amy Bloom
Pub. Date: January 12, 2010


ABOUT THE BOOK (AMAZON) ...Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom's astonishing and astute new work of interconnected stories illuminates the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship.

Propelled by Bloom's dazzling prose, unmistakable voice, and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the centers of real people's lives, exploring the changes that love and loss create. A young woman is haunted by her roommate's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the unlikeliest of places. In one quartet of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other, risking all while never underestimating the cost. In another linked set of stories, we follow mother and son for thirty years as their small and uncertain family becomes an irresistible tribe.

Insightful, sensuous, and heartbreaking, these stories of passion and disappointment, life and death, capture deep human truths. As The New Yorker has said, "Amy Bloom gets more meaning into individual sentences than most authors manage in whole books."

14 comments:

  1. I've seen this one while browsing on Amazon...it sounds good!

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  2. That cover is gorgeous and the book sounds so good!

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  3. I've never read any Amy Bloom though I hear good things about her work. I love that cover. And I look forward to your thoughts on this book.

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  4. Wow, this book sounds great! Haven't been reading alot of short stories lately, something I ought to get back too, thanks for the reminder. :)

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  5. This sounds fabulous, and what a captivating cover!

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  6. This does sound interesting and I haven't read anything by Bloom yet, I may need to keep this one in mind.

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  7. This sounds and looks like a truly wonderful book. Thanks for presenting it on your blog! :)

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  8. This sounds very interesting. I am going to add it to my list.

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  9. sounds like a nice one. and the cover is eye catching with those cherries.

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  10. I hadn't yet heard of this book, but it looks enticing! I really like the cover as well. Thanks for spotlighting this book.

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  11. Interesting cover and description! I'll watch for reviews.

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  12. I love Amy Blooms writing! I didn't realize she had a new book coming out! Yay!

    Thank you for posting this!

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  13. I really liked Away and will have to keep my eye out for this one.

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