Sunday, June 29, 2008

Book Happenings

There is some bu-z-zzz-zz out there. If you have not heard Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk-Kidd will be coming out in theatres in October. Queen Latifah will be casted as August. We read the book this month and enjoyed it. We tried to figure who would be cast as whom. Well we were wrong we did not picture Queen Latifah as August. You can view the trailer here.
A new book that hit the shelves this summer, and people are buzzing about this book as the best debut this summer
Edgar_sawtelleIn her rave review in today's New York Times, Janet Maslin calls The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski, the "most enchanting debut of the summer." In the novel, Wroblewski tells the story of Edgar Sawtelle, born mute, speaking only in sign, he lives an idyllic life on his family's farm in northern Wisconsin raising dogs. When his uncle Claude returns to the family and his father dies unexpectedly, Claude's intrusion into their lives, and his mother's affections, sets off a chain of events and Edgar finds himself on his own, struggling to come to terms with what has happened as he comes of age. Visit his website for the reading guide and more

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