Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore


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

I am a sucker for all kinds of animals and this cover and storyline really has my interest. MYy "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


(2/2011 pub date - Twelve Publishlishing)

Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. Learning of Bruno's ability to speak, Lydia takes Bruno into her home to oversee his education and nurture his passion for painting. But for all of his gifts, the chimpanzee has a rough time caging his more primal urges. His untimely outbursts ultimately cost Lydia her job, and send the unlikely pair on the road in what proves to be one of the most unforgettable journeys -- and most affecting love stories -- in recent literature. Like its protagonist, this novel is big, loud, abrasive, witty, perverse, earnest and amazingly accomplished. The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore goes beyond satire by showing us not what it means, but what it feels like be human -- to love and lose, learn, aspire, grasp, and, in the end, to fail. 

What did you find this week?

17 comments:

  1. Wow great summary and very interesting premise. Good pick

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  2. This is another great pick! My list just keeps getting longer!

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  3. I'm looking forward to that one, too!

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  4. What an adorable story, and the cover is wonderful!

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/waiting-on-wednesday-13/

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  5. I missed picking this one up at BEA, but I'm really looking forward to it!

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  6. Sounds like a great concept for a novel!

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  7. Looks great, the last animal book I read was Marley and Me, time for a new one I guess. I chose your blog to stop by today because I loved the title!

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  8. Oh wow! This book sounds awesome and like something I have to read! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  9. I heard the editor's buzz on this one and I'm not sure it's for me! I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. "...most affecting love stories in recent literature..."?? SOLD!

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  11. The bloggers at BEA called this the "monkey sex book."

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  12. I have to say that this one sounds wonderful. Ever since my Curious George days I have been attracted to monkeys and chimpanzees.

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  13. Yes, this one does sound great!!!!

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  14. The cover was what first got me ... interesting.

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  15. This one sounds really interesting!!!

    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight

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