Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Until the Dawn's Light;Aharon Appelfeld

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...

October 11, 2011 -Schocken
(amazon website)
From the award-winning, internationally acclaimed writer (?One of the best novelists alive? ?Irving Howe): a Jewish woman marries a gentile laborer in turn-of-the-century Austria, with disastrous results. —   — A high school honor student bound for university and a career as a mathematician, Blanca lives with her parents in a small town in Austria in the early years of the twentieth century. At school one day she meets Adolf, who comes from a family of peasant laborers. Tall and sturdy, plainspoken and uncomplicated, Adolf is unlike anyone Blanca has ever met. And Adolf is awestruck by beautiful, brilliant Blanca?even though she is Jewish. When Blanca is asked by school administrators to tutor Adolf, the inevitable happens: they fall in love. And when Adolf asks her to marry him, Blanca abandons her plans to attend university, converts to Christianity, and leaves her family, her friends, and her old life behind.

Almost immediately, things begin to go horribly wrong. Told in a series of flashbacks as Blanca and her son flee from their town with the police in hot pursuit, the tragic story of Blanca?s life with Adolf recalls a time and place that are no more but that powerfully reverberate in collective memory.

16 comments:

  1. This one sounds good...I love the cover.

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  2. The sounds fascinating! I am putting it on my TBR list.

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  3. I like the drama of this book. Sounds like one that I would enjoy!

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  4. Oh, this one sounds so awesome! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  5. I agree, cover and premise of the book really appeal to me.

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  6. This sounds like it could be a powerful, yet sad one.

    -jehara

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  7. Great post and happy Wednesday! We are halfway to the weekend!

    Also, I’m a new follower— wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

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  8. That sounds like such a sad story!

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  9. It's the first time I'm seeing this one, but it sounds so intriguing. I'm adding it to my list. Thanks!

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  10. Hmmm -- v dramatic but I'll wait for reviews to see if I should give it a try!

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  11. I don't think I have ever read anything set in Austria. Sounds really good, I hope you enjoy it.

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  12. Another riveting book, my list is getting longer thanks to you Diane.

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  13. I want this too! He's a genius.

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