Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick:  The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields
Due out August 2, 2012

Product Description taken from Amazon:
For fans of The Paris Wife, a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship

They say behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann—her governess turned literary secretary, and her mothering, nurturing friend.

When at the age of forty-five, Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist, Morton Fullerton, and is at last opened to the world of the sensual, it threatens everything certain in her life but especially her abiding friendship with Anna. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.

Told through the points of view of both women, The Age of Desire takes us on a vivid journey through Wharton’s early Gilded Age world: Paris with its glamorous literary salons and dark secret cafés, the Whartons’ elegant house in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Henry James’s manse in Rye, England.

Edith’s real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout the book. The Age of Desire brings to life one of literature’s most beloved writers, whose own story was as complex and nuanced as that of any of the heroines she created.

5 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the sound of this one and that cover is just gorgeous as well.

Multimemo said...

Nic pick! I'll definitely have to check it out and the cover is cute. Thanks for sharing <3

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Chelsey said...

I absolutely love the cover of this book! I wish I were there!

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Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

I love Edith Wharton. And I'm swooning at the cover.

FABR Steph said...

I am an Edith Wharton fan and have been anxiously been awaiting this one myself. I enjoy books that put a fiction spin on a real life character. I am a little nervous that it will not do her justice thought. Edith Wharton was a multidimensional woman who was a woman before her time. I hope that we both love it when we get our hands on it.