Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Affairs of Others; Amy Grace Loyd

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.  Bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. I love the sound of this one:

The Affairs of Others; Amy Grace Loyd

August 27, 2013 - Picador
 
A mesmerizing debut novel about a young woman, haunted by loss, who rediscovers passion and possibility when she’s drawn into the tangled lives of her neighbors

Five years after her young husband’s death, Celia Cassill has moved from one Brooklyn neighborhood to another, but she has not moved on. The owner of a small apartment building, she has chosen her tenants for their ability to respect one another’s privacy. Celia believes in boundaries, solitude, that she has a right to her ghosts. She is determined to live a life at a remove from the chaos and competition of modern life. Everything changes with the arrival of a new tenant, Hope, a dazzling woman of a certain age on the run from her husband’s recent betrayal. When Hope begins a torrid and noisy affair, and another tenant mysteriously disappears, the carefully constructed walls of Celia’s world are tested and the sanctity of her building is shattered—through violence and sex, in turns tender and dark. Ultimately, Celia and her tenants are forced to abandon their separate spaces for a far more intimate one, leading to a surprising conclusion and the promise of genuine joy.

Amy Grace Loyd investigates interior spaces of the body and the New York warrens in which her characters live, offering a startling emotional honesty about the traffic between men and women. The Affairs of Others is a story about the irrepressibility of life and desire, no matter the sorrows or obstacles.

13 comments:

  1. This sounds like it's worth waiting for!

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  2. A promising story, full of possibilities. A good one to look out for.

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  3. That one should grab some good attention!

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  4. Sounds like it could be good. I'm looking forward to your review.

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  5. I like the cover and the story possibilities appeal to me as well. Thanks for the tip.

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  6. I like the sound of this one, Diane. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I'm definitely going to have to keep my eyes open for this one. It sounds good.

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  8. The more I read of the above description, the more this book sounded like something I'd like to read. I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks for the heads up!

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  9. Diane, I look forward to hearing more about this book once it's out!

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  10. The book blurb is rather unusual; I am trying to wrap my mind about where the plot might head in this story. Hope you enjoy it when you get it.

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  11. This one sounds so intriguing to me! I'm fascinated with all the personality aspects/decisions made you allude to here, in a review which totally makes me want to buy this book. Like you did with Elena Ferrente! xo

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