Waiting on Wednesday -- Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

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Waiting on Wednesday"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Beatrice and VirgilWell, I didn't have to wait -- my ARC came yesterday. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel -- yea!!! I loved Life of Pi and was eagerly anticipating his new one.

Here the scoop from Spiegel & Grau:

Fate takes many forms. . . .

When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together.

With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. (lay down date, April 13, 2010)

Oodles of issues to be discussed in book groups. Can't wait to dig in!

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I also want this... but am

I also want this... but am worried it won't live up to Pi. BTW, I am the pres of the Charlotte chapter of the WNBA and I was so happy to see the Great Group Reads logo and link up on your guys' home page! Thanks! If, come October, I can be of any help promoting NRGM or GGR or if you could use any content from WNBA, please let me know. I'd be happy to help.


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nice to meet you. love working with Jill T on the NRGM Advisory Board. let's keep in touch for NRGM 2010!

Martel Beatrice and Virgil

Would you be willing to part with your ARC after you´ve read it
Dying to read it.


A co-worker just loaned me

A co-worker just loaned me Life of Pi, so I'll be reading that soon. I love the title of this one, and hope you enjoy it!