Wednesday, December 1, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday 9
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Lover's Dictionary
By David Levithan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, to be released January 4, 2011
A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entries
There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.
If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.
How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
— Amazon.com description
Do you know who you're talking to here? I spend my days buried in dictionaries, grammar guides and stylebooks. Of course I'd love this book! Plus, I've enjoyed everything I've read from Levithan so far, so I have faith that this one is bound to bring the goods as well.
What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?