Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The White Woman on the Green Bicycle; Monique Roffey

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here's my pick for this week (it was actually released yesterday):

 Penguin - April 26, 2011

A beautifully written, unforgettable novel of a troubled marriage, set against the lush landscape and political turmoil of Trinidad

Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands among great works by Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy.

When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new circumstances, their marriage endures for better or worse, despite growing political unrest and racial tensions that affect their daily lives. But when George finds a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the discovery sets off a devastating series of consequences as other secrets begin to emerge.

What's your pick for the week?

25 comments:

  1. I hope you'll enjoy this book. It sounds wonderful, Diane.

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  2. I've heard of this book but not seen anyone's review of it, so I'm curious about it.

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  3. I have this one! I can't wait to read it.

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  4. This book would be great for the Immigrant Literature Challenge. I like Andrea Levy's books too and others set in the Caribbean.

    Book Dilettante

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  5. I read this one last year when it was short listed for the Orange Prize, and I absolutely adored it. It was one of my top 10 reads of 2010. I hoe you love it too! (And I'm so glad to see it published in the U.S.)

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  6. I've had this on my radar too.

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  7. I don't know this one, but I can see everyone loves it. I'll have to check it out.

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  8. This one sounds wonderful...I love the title, the cover, and most of all...the synopsis, which tells me I would love it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  9. This one does sound intriguing. I haven't heard of/read many books that center on Trinidad and its culture. Great find!

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  10. That sounds interesting. Who doesn't love a good secret!?!?!

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  11. The book sounds wonderful! I have this on my wishlist too.

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  12. I've not heard about this one, but I'm intrigued. Don't think I've ever read a book set in Trinidad. Thanks, Diane!

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  13. Ooh, that sounds really good! One of our neighbors is from Trinidad and he talks about it all the time.

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  14. I had heard this title mentioned, but didn't know what the book was about. It does sound really good! Thanks for sharing this!

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  15. I just saw this somewhere yesterday and thought it sounds good. I'll be keeping an eye out for this.

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  16. That DOES sounds good, Diane!
    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight

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  17. Great book, definitely something I would love to read! Hello from your new follower btw!

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  18. I like books about secrets...this looks great and what a clever title!

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  19. This one caught my eye a few days ago, it looks wonderful. I just love the cover.

    Here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html

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  20. You just HAD to go and mention Trinidad...I'm such a sucker for books set elsewhere in the world.

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  21. This is one of those books I'd probably pick up based on the cover and title alone. But the premise of it definite makes me want to add it to my wish list.

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  22. This book really sounds like something I would like. I've never heard of it before. Great pick!

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  23. Sold! Thanks for the heads-up on this one!!

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  24. This book sounds fabulous! I can't wait to check this out.

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  25. This sounds good. I hope it is.

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