Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Crusoe's Daughter; Jane Gardam


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 one that will be released next week and seems to have just enough quirkiness to score big with me:

Europa Editions 
April 24, 2012 
(originally published in 1986)

In 1904, six-year-old Polly Flint is sent to live with her aunt’s in a house by the sea. Orphaned shortly thereafter, Polly will spend the next eighty years stranded in this quiet corner of the world as 20th century rages in the background. Throughout it all Polly returns again and again to the story of Robinson Crusoe, who, marooned like her, fends off the madness of isolation with imagination.

19 comments:

  1. I thought the words fending off the madness of isolation rather frightening.

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  2. I suspect that the "imagination" will lead to humor-filled situations -- hope so anyway.

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  3. Hmmm....kind of sounds like obsession to me, which could definitely be interesting.

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  4. I'm intrigued by the synopsis. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Diane.

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  5. Great choice!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :) I love your blog!!

    My WoW


    -Riya

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  6. Interesting approach to revisiting a classic. It definitely appeals to me.

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  7. This sounds rather interesting, and I would love to learn the connection between Polly and Caruso. Great choice today!

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  8. Oh, I so love the sound of this one! Lately I've been drawn to this time period (and the 1920s). I like the idea of a saga that takes us through many decades.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WOW POST

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  9. The setting of this book sounds fantastic!

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  10. Interesting, and one I'd never heard of.

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  11. Hmmmmmmm, sounds kind of interesting in a strange way.

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  12. This sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

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  13. Jane Gardam is one those writers I'm ashamed to have never read and wonder where exactly to begin. This reissue sounds like an interesting place to start. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  14. Oooo looks awesome!! I'd do that with a reading of Robinson Crusoe which has been on my TBR list way too long.

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  16. Now that sounds different and quirky!!

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