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)
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.