Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

Wait for Me by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 368 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood that includes the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote when Deborah was born, “How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl.” Deborah’s effervescent memoir, Wait for Me!, chronicles her remarkable life, from an eccentric but happy childhood in the Oxfordshire countryside, to tea with Adolf Hitler and her controversially political sister Unity in 1937, to her marriage to the second son of the Duke of Devonshire. Her life would change utterly with his unexpected inheritance of the title and vast estates after the wartime death of his brother, who had married Kick Kennedy, the beloved sister of John F. Kennedy. Her friendship with that family would last through triumph and tragedy. Wait for Me!, with its intense warmth and charm, is a unique portrait of an age, and an unprecedented look at the rhythms of life inside one of the great aristocratic families of England. It is irresistible reading, and will join the shelf of Mitford classics to delight readers for years to come."

I can't get enough Mitfords, luckily for me in Debo's 90th year there's been a ton of new stuff!

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Published by: Atria
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 576 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.
Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling"

Everything about this book screams me!

Factotum by D.M. Cornish
Published by: Putnam
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 700 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Rossamond Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose—the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent—might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamond—whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth."

My friend Jess's most anticipated book of the year. Shame they had to go and destroy the great graphic covers they had going for them and make them all photoesque steampunk.

The Painted Boy by Charles De Lint
Published by: Viking
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 400 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan—part human, part dragon, like his grandmother—he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly—and very human—challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!"

I'm always at the bookstore when there's a new Charles De Lint hitting the shelves!


Oh my gosh! I have to have Factorum! I want the English book cover. I am drooling over this and Distant Hour. How do you find such wonderful reads?
I'd love to go book shopping with you.

It's taken years of immersion therapy to get to the level of book spotting I have. I couldn't even add up the hours I've spent wandering bookstores looking for that one perfect book.

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