Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week I have two picks - one women's fiction and one middle grade. It looks like Spring 2011 is going to have a ton of fabulous books!
This week:
Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
due out March 1, 2011
Product Description from Amazon:

Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn’t even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.
Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was...all the while feeling that somehow he isn’t really gone. And what if he isn’t? Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein’s seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man?
Still no cover image for this one. Initially when I read about it, the author's name didn't ring a bell, but after looking a little further, I realized that Linda Francis Lee wrote Devil In the Junior League, a very entertaining women's fiction novel I enjoyed.
Another book that has just come on my radar is a middle grade fantasy book by Gennifer Choldenko, author of Al Capone Does My Shirts. I was able to hear Choldenko speak with my fifth grade a few years ago and really enjoyed her talk. This new novel is a bit of a departure from her historical fiction work, so I am anxious to hear more about it. Right now, all I have is a cover image and the date it comes out - February 2011.

1 comment:

Jan von Harz said...

book books sound good, but definitely interested in Gennifer Choldenko. The middle school kids love Al Capone. Great pick!