Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Scenes from Village Life; Amos Oz

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.....

October - 2011 - Houghton Mifflin

In a certain small village, something is off kilter. An elderly man complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging under his house at night. Could it be his tenant, a young Arab? But then the tenant hears the mysterious digging sounds too. The mayor receives a note from his wife: "Don't worry about me." He looks all over, no sign of her. The veneer of new wealth around the village-- gourmet restaurants and art galleries, a winery-- cannot conceal abandoned outbuildings, disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left where they stopped.

Amos Oz's novel-in-stories is a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on behind the surface of everyday life. Scenes of Village Life is a parable for Israel, and for all of us.

21 comments:

  1. wow, that book sounds thrilling!

    great pick!

    http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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  2. Oh it does sound enticing! Great wish!

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  3. Interesting. I've never heard of this one. Sounds like there are a lot of issues that this village will be working through in the novel. Excellent find!

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  4. Your header is beautiful! This sounds different. Good choice!

    My WoW

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  5. I have always meant to read Amos Oz and have never gotten around to it. This one definitely sounds interesting...have you read other books by Oz and if so, do you have a suggestion?

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  6. Oh this does sound very interesting and like one that I'd like to check out! Are you planning on reviewing it?

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  7. That was just enough of a teaser to pique my interest in a big way. Lovely.

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  8. Oooooh, this one sounds interesting!!

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  9. VERY intriguing! I definitely wouldn't have given this a second glance at a bookstore but now I'm super curious!

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  10. Yep, I think that sounds pretty darn good too!

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  11. That sounds really interesting.

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  12. This book does sound riveting, worth waiting for!

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  13. Sounds very intriguing! I'll be waiting, too.

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  14. Book Girl...I own another Amos Oz book, but have not yet read this author. I just thought this sounded good.

    Heather...yes, I will review it once I get my hands on a copy.

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  15. Scenes from Village Life sounds like a gripping read! Thanks for featuring the book - I had not heard of it before.

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  16. Great pick. I haven't heard of this title but it sounds like a very interesting read =)


    Here's my W.O.W : http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday10.html

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

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  17. I just stumbled on your blog through another one and, as a fellow bibliophile (who also loves the sea) I'll be back! This book looks really fun and suspenseful to read! It's going on my Amazon wish list right now! Thanks!
    Robin

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  18. This sounds so good Diane! Great pick as usual.

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