Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY and the Proximidade award!

Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that
highlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This is the next installment of the much loved Outlander series, and I can tell you from personal experience that there are LEGIONS of (mostly) women practically hyperventilating waiting for the release of this one on Sept 22!!!!!

The next one, I just found out about this yesterday in Bookmarks Magazine, is a new novel by Barbara Kingsolver author of The Poisonwood Bible. It is called The Lucana. Here is the blurb from the publisher, Harper Collins:

Book Description
Born in the United States, reared
in a series of provisional households in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is mostly a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salomé. From a coastal island jungle to the unpaved neighborhoods of 1930s Mexico City, through a disastrous stint at a
military school in Virginia and back again, his fortunes never steady as Salomé finds her rich men-friends always on the losing side of the Mexican Revolution.
Sometimes she gives her son cigarettes instead of supper.
He aims for invisibility, observing his world and recording everything with a peculiar selfless irony in his notebooks. Life is whatever he learns from servants putting him to work in the kitchen, errands he runs in the streets, and one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Making himself useful in the household of Rivera, his wife Frida Kahlo and exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky, young Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution, and the howling gossip and reportage that dictate public opinion.
A violent upheaval sends him north to a nation newly caught up in
the internationalist good will of World War II. In the mountain city of
Asheville, North Carolina, he remakes himself in America’s hopeful image. Under
the watch of his peerless stenographer, Violet Brown, he finds an extraordinary
use for his talents of observation. But political winds continue to throw him
between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable
breach—the lacuna—between truth and public presumption.
This is a gripping story of identity, connection with our past, and the power of words to create or devastate, unfolding at a moment when the entire world seemed bent on
reinventing itself at any cost.

PLUS I would like to send out a HUGE THANKYOU and the
warmest utmost gratitude to Natalie at The Book Inn for awarding me with one
of THE nicest awards out there. Natalie is a book blogger with an enormous heart
and gives lots of encouragement and support to her fellow bloggers. Reading the description of this award brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much, Natalie!

Being a recipient of this award affirms that this blog invests and believes in the Proximity – nearness in space, time and relationships.
This blog receives this great award as a further way to re iterate that it is exceedingly charming, and aims to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

I nominate the following:

I sincerely hope that the folks above accept this award with all that it has behind it. I believe each and every one of them has such a great spirit that they add to our great community of Book Bloggers!

Have a WONDERFUL day! And what book are YOU waiting for???

6 Blabs:

Unknown said...

Wow. Thank you so much. It is such a pretty one!

Lisa said...

You're very welcome, Kate!

Jessica said...

Awww... You just made my day! Thank you. :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi! Thanks for the follow! *smiling* I'll do the same.

I haven't read Kingsolver in so long - I should pick up one of her books again soon.

Congrats to the award winners!

Jenny said...

Thank you so so much!!! It's such a sweet award!

I had no idea Barbara Kingsolver had a new book coming out!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

can I offically call you my BBFF (Best Blogger Friend Forever, lol)now???

Thanks Lisa!

I have all but Fiery Cross sitting on my bookshelf staring at me :( I hear so many good things about this series...just need to find the time!!!

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