Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Lessons


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I'm waiting for The Lessons by Naomi Alderman
Release Date: 15 April 2010 (UK)



From Amazon:
Hidden away in an Oxford back street is a crumbling Georgian mansion, unknown to any but the few who possess a key to its unassuming front gate. Its owner is the mercurial, charismatic Mark Winters, whose rackety trust-fund upbringing has left him as troubled and unpredictable as he is wildly promiscuous. Mark gathers around him an impressionable group of students: glamorous Emmanuella, who always has a new boyfriend in tow; Franny and Simon, best friends and occasional lovers; musician Jess, whose calm exterior hides passionate depths. And James, already damaged by Oxford and looking for a group to belong to. For a time they live in a charmed world of learning and parties and love affairs. But university is no grounding for adult life, and when, years later, tragedy strikes they are entirely unprepared. Universal in its themes of ambition, desire and betrayal, this spellbinding novel reflects the truth that the lessons life teaches often come too late.



JoAnn at  Lakeside Musing recently awarded me a Prolific Blogger Award. Thanks so much JoAnn! In turn, I would like to pass this award to Danielle at A Work in Progress. Danielle hardly misses a day of blogging and her content is so varied. She reads all kinds of books and it's always wonderful to stop by her blog and check out what she's currently reading. She is definitely one of the most prolific bloggers I know.

11 comments:

  1. I think I've read another Naomi Alderman - Disobedience which I enjoyed; I think I'll like this one being set in Oxford. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  2. Great pick, I keep hearing from these authors I never heard before and I am really looking forward to read some of their works. This one sounds very good!

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  3. Sounds like a movie waiting to be made! Nice pick.

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  4. Oooh, that does sound good! Congrats on your award!

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  5. The Lessons sounds amazing. I wonder when we'll be able to get it in the US? Enjoy

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  6. Congrats on the award. Your WOW actually sounds very interesting and one I think I would like to read if I wasn't so committed to YA. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. LOL, I was thinking the same thing as Mary. Here's Mine

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  8. This sounds really good! I know I really enjoy books about young people in university.

    My Waiting on Wednesday pick is over at bookwanderer.

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  9. I haven't heard of this one, but I'm sucked in. On the list it goes...great pick!

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  10. Great WOW pick! Sounds so good! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. Sorry for my tardiness in replying--Thanks very much for your kind mention. I wonder sometimes if I'm too obsessive about my posting, but I do enjoy it! :) And the Aldeman book looks really good by the way. I love the silhouetted cover!

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