Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday; Child Wonder; Ray Jacobsen


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.....
Graywolf Press - Sept 27, 2011


A glorious evocation of a Norwegian childhood in the early sixties by an author short-listed for the 2009 Dublin IMPAC Award

Little Finn lives with his mother in an apartment in a working-class suburb of Oslo. Life is a struggle to make ends meet, but he does not mind. When his mother decides to take a lodger to help pay the bills, he watches with interest as she freshens up their small apartment with new wallpaper and a sofa paid for in installments. He befriends their new male lodger, whose television is more tempting to him than his mother would like. When a half sister whom he never knew joins the household, Finn takes her under his wing over an everlasting summer on Håøya Island. But he can’t understand why everyone thinks his new sister is so different from every other child. Nor can he fathom his mother’s painful secret, one that pushes them ever farther apart. As summer comes to a close, Finn must attempt to grasp the incomprehensible adult world and his place within it. Child Wonder is a powerful and unsentimental portrait of childhood. Roy Jacobsen, through the eyes of a child, has produced an immensely uplifting novel that shines with light and warmth.


14 comments:

  1. Great choice, definitely one that sounds like a moving read.

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  2. This one sounds unique and awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. 'Child Wonder' sounds like a memorable read, one I would enjoy. Thanks for highlighting.

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  4. I hope you don't have to wait too long!!

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  5. Child Wonder sounds really good!

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  6. Oh, this one sounds wonderful! I might have to check this out when it is released.

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  7. That sounds good and has got me wondering about the happenings there!

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  8. Very timely, with the tragedy playing out in Oslo. I don't know if I could stand it right now.

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  9. This one looks good (and it's the first time I've heard of it.) Thanks!

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  10. I have this one but haven't started it yet.

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  11. This one sounds really good, great pick!

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  12. This one really sounds good Diane. I haven't heard of it before so thanks for highlighting it.

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  13. I'm interested in this one!! Great pick!

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  14. This sounds like such a different setting from what I normally read. I'll be adding it to my wishlist.

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