Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is by an author I have enjoyed in the past (all of her books have been very good).

(hope this isn't the final cover art)


Knopf - September 24, 2013 

From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn ponds where they played for hours on end, Udayan was always in his older brother's sight. So close in age, they were inseparable in childhood and yet, as the years pass - as U.S tanks roll into Vietnam and riots sweep across India - their brotherly bond can do nothing to forestall the tragedy that will upend their lives. Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity and poverty. He will give everything, risk all, for what he believes, and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. For all of them, the repercussions of his actions will reverberate across continents and seep through the generations that follow. Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portrayal of lives undone and forged anew, The Lowland is a deeply felt novel of family ties that entangle and fray in ways unforeseen and unrevealed, of ties that ineluctably define who we are. With all the hallmarks of Jhumpa Lahiri's achingly poignant, exquisitely empathetic story-telling, this is her most devastating work of fiction to date.

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, I bet a lot of people are waiting for this book!

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  2. So glad I heard about this here! one of my must reads.

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  3. I've never read anything by this author before, so it sounds like I have some catching up to do. Great pick...

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  4. Hmmmmmm, I don't know her either, but you just fixed that!

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  5. I haven't yet read this author, but it does sound compelling...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  6. I've read The Namesake and really enjoyed it. Didn't know that a new book was on the horizon--I will definitely be on the lookout for it.

    Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-new-deanna.html

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  7. I hadn't heard that Jhumpa Lahiri was coming out with a new book, so this is news to me! It does sound good though, and I've really enjoyed everythign else I've read by the author.

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  8. I've read some work by this author. I'll bet this one is worth waiting for--definitely!

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  9. It sounds like a powerful read Diane, and another great book review. Thank you!

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  10. I want this one, oh so very much!!

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  11. I had no idea she had a new one coming out! I've loved all of her work. Yay!

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  12. So happy to hear Lahiri has a new book on the way! I've loved her previous work, but I'm with you in hoping that's not the final cover.

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  13. I'm so excited she has a new book! I liked The Namesake and loved Unaccustomed Earth.

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  14. I loved her short story collection so I would read this one in a heartbeat!!!

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  15. I love this author's books - you have made my day by announcing that she has another book coming out!

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  16. A new Lahiri book? I AM SO THERE! But I agree … that cover art is blech. I do kind of wish she'd do another short story collection though.

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  17. waiting to buy after publication...

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