Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick was hard for me to come up with. There are so many things out right now that I can't wait to read, but a lot of what is coming out this summer has already made it to someone's Waiting on Wednesday post. I try not to repeat books I have already seen elsewhere, which makes it tricky sometimes.


Anyway, my pick this week is Slow Love by Dominique Browning. Since this one is out in just a few days, there's not long to wait.


From Publisher's Weekly:


Starred Review. Browning's 13-year-job as editor-in-chief of House & Garden fulfillingly defined her days and her identity; when the magazine folded two years ago, she was shaken to the core of her being. Having maintained her Westchester house, family of two grown sons, extensive garden, and frequent dining out, her life and general sense of self was radically shaken over the next year, and in this enchanting, funny, deeply gracious memoir, Browning, many years divorced, recounts how she found enlightenment at the other end. Writing was one way to absorb the panic; she went on a muffin-baking binge and gained 15 pounds; lost track of days, remaining comfortingly in her pjs and yearning perilously to reconnect to a former lover she calls Stroller, who was deemed wrong for her by everyone she knew. A few small decisions had enormous impact, such as when insomnia compelled her to tackle Bach's Goldberg Variations on the piano, and poignantly she refocused on her artistic nature. There is such feeling and care on each page of Browning's well-honed memoir—her rediscovery of nature, her avowal to let love find her rather than seek it, tapping satisfying work at her own keyboard—that the reader is swept along in a pleasant mood of transcendence. (May)



11 comments:

Diane said...

I enjoy memoirs and this sounds like one I could relate to as well. Great pick Tina. Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-ice-princess.html

Jan von Harz said...

This sound like a really lovely memoir. Not having to wait too long to read it is an added plus.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like one I'd like...I love the whole decorating magazine aspect of it and the journey back from such a loss sounds real and timely.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

Sa Toya said...

I know what you mean I try not to repeat posts too even though I may be pining for someone else's WoW book.

I love the title of this one...hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

Sa Toya said...

Forgot to add Mine:

http://satoya-writes.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-my-name-is.html

Lori said...

This sounds intriguing! I'm usually drawn to fiction but I do enjoy a good memoir now and then.

Here's my pick:

http://sobookish.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-driftwood-lane-by.html

Alayne said...

Great pick, sounds really good. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jill said...

As a magazine editor myself, I think this one would really appeal to me. On the list it goes...thanks for the heads up!

Mary (BookHounds) said...

This sounds wonderful!

Here is my pick: Nancy's Theory of Style by Grace Coopersmith

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-nancys-theory-of.html

brizmus said...

Put my pajamas on for a year - I think I already love this book!

Mine's here!

Beverly said...

This doesn't sound like my kind of book - but I hope you like it!
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