Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Her Fearful Symmetry

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

* Published by: Scribner (US), Jonathan Cape Ltd. (UK)
* Format: Hardcover
* Release Date:
September 29th, 2009 (US), October 1st, 2009
* On Amazon: here.

From Amazon:
Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat. With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, "Her Fearful Symmetry" is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger's familiar themes of love, loss and identity.

The Time Traveler's Wife
is one of my favourite books, and I am REALLY excited about this one. I know it's an adult book, but I had to mention it. Niffenegger's a brilliant writer, and I can't wait to read Her Fearful Symmetry!

13 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved The Time Traveller's Wife too. This sounds just as fantastic. Thanks for the heads up!

Kristen said...

I haven't read any of her books, but they definitely look great!

PolishOutlander said...

I pre-ordered my copy the other day. I loved TTW so much and I just hope this one is just as good. I think I prefer the UK cover you have there instead of the US one.

Steph Su said...

Gosh, why haven't I read The Time Traveler's Wife yet? I will make it my goal to read it before next summer!

Sara from DBR said...

Looks good! Have you read Prophecy of the Sisters? It sounds similiar - and I really recommend it! http://dragonflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/prophecy-of-sisters.html

Bookgeek said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my very favorite books. Oh, I hope this is as good.

Sab H. said...

Yay! Thanks!! I'll add this one!

Andrea said...

Wow, that sounds good. I think it might be going on my TBR list.

Karen said...

Just put a reservation on this one. Thanks for the heads-up.

a flight of minds said...

Wow, this does sound really good. Interesting and quirky. I haven't read The Time Traveler's wife, but I've been wanting to. Great pick. :)

Oh, you have awards here.

- Alex

bookalicious said...

Ooh, I actually have a copy of the manuscript of this, honestly! I haven't read it yet, but I'm sooooo looking forward to it, TTW was amazing!

Carolyn said...

I'm looking forward to this. I did enjoy The Time Traveler's Wife, so I have high expectations. Although I have just read a review on Goodreads that wasn't very positive....

Looking forward to Hush Hush as well!!

Nice to find a fellow UK blogger.... we are very rare :)

Ladybug said...

I LOVED TTW as well and I'm waiting for this book as well, I've had this on a WoW post too :D