Mr Young can worry about the end of the world, while one of my colleagues and I worry about what new titles are coming out in 2011.
Coming to Amazon, February 1st is Swamplandia! by Karen Russell. Booklist gives it a Starred Review, Ravishing, elegiac, funny, and brilliantly inquisitive, Russell’s archetypal swamp saga tells a mystical yet rooted tale of three innocents who come of age through trials of water, fire, and air. –Donna Seaman
Then for those Jasper Fforde fans, I know there are lots and lots of those folks around, here comes One of Our Thursdays is Missing. This is a return to BookWorld and the Thursday Next series. I hate to admit I couldn’t get into Shades of Grey, it was just too much of a struggle to get my colors straight.
Looks like you’re going to have to wait until March for this one.
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen is bringing us a new one, that will welcome you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be. Titled Peach Keeper, this looks like another excellent work by Allen. To remember her Girl Who Chased the Moon, go back to this trailer.
One of my very favorite authors, Ian Rankin is coming out with a new one, The Complaints. I’m going to miss Rebus desperately. But I’ll have to give this new Inspector Fox a try. Any year with an Ian Rankin book in it, is going to be a good year.
So WHO are you waiting to read? I’ve gone on long enough, comment your authors in waiting, so we can all add them to our TBR (to be read) stacks. It’s going to be a chilly winter, so stack up and get started.
Ian Rankin is absolutely one of my favorite authors. I’ve checked out Exit Music, from the library, so don’t tell me anything until I’ve had time to read it. Rebus is always down and out, in dark crime ridden Edinburgh. I read on the dust jacket that this is the swansong for our Inspector. It looks like it’s true. “Say it ain’t so Joe [Ian].” Its been a long ride from Knots and Crosses to this 17th novel.
It makes me want to go back and start from the beginning. I’ve never read his Jack Harvey novels, I’ve got to get those. He writes in his newsletter that he will have a new novel out in June 2009 and a graphic novel ‘Dark Entries’, which now has a publication date of September 09. We’ll have to see what Sadie at “Extremely Graphic Blog” has to say when it’s out.