Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Lamb; Bonnie Nadzam

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 what caught my eye recently.....


Other Press - September 13, 2011

Lamb traces the self-discovery of David Lamb, a narcissistic middle aged man with a tendency toward dishonesty, in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and even comes to believe that his devotion to Tommie is in her best interest. But when Lamb decides to abduct a willing Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness, they are both shaken in ways neither of them expects.
 
Lamb is a masterful exploration of the dynamics of love and dependency that challenges the boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, confronts preconceived notions about conventional morality, and exposes mankind?s eroded relationship with nature.

15 comments:

  1. I had not heard of this book before. It has an intriguing premise. I don't know why but the synopsis sort of reminds me of Stolen by Lucy Christopher.

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  2. Mmm. I find the cover a bit creepy somehow, but can't explain why. I don't know if this book would appeal to me or not.

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one either, but it sounds interesting . Can't wait for your thoughts on it!

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  4. "Uh-oh" is what I thought when I read the part about his interest in the eleven-year-old girl. Maybe it's my suspicious mind...but apparently not. Sounds like Lamb will be in a whole world of trouble!

    Intriguing-sounding book.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh this does sound wonderful, and very creepy as well. This is one that is going on the top of my wait list!

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  6. This cover definitely caught my eye...going on the list!

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  7. The cover art is beautiful, but I also thought 'CREEPY!' when I read the synopsis. It can't end well...

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  8. I had to look twice as the cover of this is so very different from the cover of the book we have at home. I haven't read it yet but my husband has and he really enjoyed it.

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  9. It sounds like a very powerful story. I have never read this author before. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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  10. Hi Diane,

    This is not an author I am familiar with, but this sounds like just the kind of strong human interest storyline that would grab my attention.

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I have already added it to my reading list and by the way, I love that cover, kind of creepy, solitary and very atmospheric !!

    Yvonne

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  11. The blurb is both intriguing and disturbing!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  12. There's another book with the title of Lamb. Only that one is by Christopher Moore and it's completely irreverent. I loved it! So whenever I see "Lamb" I will forever think of that book.

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  13. This sounds like an arresting read. Would love to hear more on 'Lamb', hope you get a chance to read and review.

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