Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, to highlight an upcoming release you cannot wait to read.
When I sat down Monday morning with my coffee to start this week's issue of The New Yorker (bless you, Kindle subscriptions!), I began with the excerpt from Ann Beattie's forthcoming book, Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life. It's being described as not-quite fiction and not-quite non-fiction, and I am all parts excited for its publication!
The excerpt in The New Yorker was both wonderful and perplexing. Beattie's writing, which I've read sporadically over the years when her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, is exquisite. I highlighted numerous pages in the short excerpt. If it were a stand-alone piece, however, I wouldn't quite know what to make of it. It lacked a clear beginning, and I'm eager to see which part of the book this excerpt came from and how it fits into the book as a whole. Regardless, I'm eagerly awaiting November 15, 2011 when Scribner will publish Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life. Need something to tide you over? The New Yorker's Book Bench blog has a wonderful interview with Ann this week.
Pre-order Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life by Ann Beattie from Amazon in hardcover or for the Kindle.
Now tell me, what are you waiting on this week?
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