Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday 09.23.09

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. Publication date: October 6, 2009.

Olive Wellwood is a famous writer, interviewed with her children gathered at her knee. For each, she writes a private book, bound in its own colour and placed on a shelf. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh the children play in a storybook world — but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and friends, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets. Born at the end of the Victorian era and growing up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, a whole generation grew up unaware of the darkness ahead; in their innocence, they were betrayed unintentionally by the adults who loved them.


Unknown said...

This sounds very intriguing. I'm going to put it on my list.

Anonymous said...

That sounds interesting and it has a really beautiful cover. Great pick! =)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds great!