Wednesday, November 11, 2009

~Waiting On Wednesday~

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

My pick this week is Unfinished Desires: A Novel by Gail Godwin.

Product Description

From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory.

It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel’s, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls’ young teacher and the school’s matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel.

Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried.

In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations–and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free.

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345483200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345483201
What are YOU waiting for today?


Jill said...

I love excited about her latest. Great pick!

As for Bohjalian, I really enjoyed Before You Know Kindness and The Double Bind...

Nina said...

Sounds very nice. I like the cover of this one. I never heard of this author before, so thank you for puting this one on my radar.

Here's my pick:

Amy said...

Great choice, Missy! Gail Godwin is a terrific author, I've been reading her books for years, since my mom gave me one of her books to read! I am looking forward to Unfinished Desires!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love Gail Godwin's work! Thanks for sharing this.

My WOW is here:

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I love the premise of this one! I'll have to check her other books out too, thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great book! Nice pick!

Mary said...

I think it sounds good!

Diane said...

I really an anxious for this book as well; good pick.


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