"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Autumn is usually a season with great new releases in fiction, and this year appears to be no exception--there are lots of fall books I'm itching to read!
Here is one book I am looking forward to . . .
Us is the latest novel from David Nicholls, and it will be released in the United States on October 28. It earned a spot on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
"I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together."
"Douglas, who in their right mind would forward to that?"
Douglas Peterson understands his wife's need to "rediscover herself" now that their son is leaving home.
He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.
So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.
The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.
What could possibly go wrong?
This book really caught my attention, even though I haven't read anything from David Nicholls before. The reviews I've seen have said it is humorous, as well as thought-provoking--always a promising combination for a novel. Maybe I'm interested because I'm at the stage of life that a dissection of a long marriage, and the empty nest syndrome, are topics that have some relevance for me.
Does Us sound like something you would read? What new releases are you eagerly awaiting?