Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World; Sabina Berman



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. My pick is a debut novel that I came across this week.

Sabina Berman - Henry Holt
August 2012
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A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts. As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do?until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.

18 comments:

  1. This one really sounds quite intriguing, Diane. Good find!!

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  2. I love the title ... and one could well 'dove' in after her to read on.

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  3. Great 'waiting on' pick! I really need to check this one out - thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/03/waiting-on-wednesday-13-insecure.html

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  4. Holy moly this one sounds incredible, and I have already added it to my wish list. Now I just have to wait patiently until August!

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  5. What a fascinating story! This sounds like something I'd enjoy.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  6. Hmmmmmm, sounds pretty interesting!

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  7. What a unique story! I'll look forward to your review.

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  8. I hadn't heard of this one. Sounds interesting, a bit different than what I usually read.

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  9. It sounds like a unique story, and I love that cover!

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  10. Such an original story -- this is a great pick Diane! I have liked the last few things I read published by Henry Holt :)

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    1. I think Henry Holt has some amazing stuff as well.

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  11. Sign me up for this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I so happy so many of you think this one sounds "out of the ordinary". I'm one of those who is always rooting for the underdog, so I'm hoping this will be as good as it sounds.

    Thanks for all of you comments!

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  13. I was totally into it until "fame and fortune." Then I started thinking about Forrest Gump.

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    1. Jill, I laughed when I read your comment as I am one of the people who really did not like the movie Forrest Gump!

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  14. Okay, so now I'm waiting on this one too. What a great sounding read. Can't wait.(well I guess I have to given the title of the meme)

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