Tuesday, August 07, 2007

And The Winner Is....

The next book up for discussion on September 31st will be Andrei Makine's The Woman who Waited.

After a very close run battle with Colette's The Pure and Impure, Makine proved the most popular. He was born in Siberia in 1957 but has lived in France since seeking asylum there in1987. His first novel was published in 1990 and he has written 10 altogether, winning the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1995. The Woman who Waited has been described by critics as 'luminous, enthralling' and 'deeply felt and often very moving.' Let's hope we like it as much, eh? People who wish to buy this could always try The Book Depository, which I believe has free shipping to the States.

Happy reading, fellow Slaves!

6 comments:

Dorothy W. said...

Yay! I'm looking forward to it.

Dorothy W. said...

Oh, and I think it might be September 30th?!?

SFP said...

Thirty days hath September. . .

But hurray for the Makine!

litlove said...

Ooops! I'm sure the Slaves are capable of entering a whole new dimension, but yes, I'll see if I can change that to the 30th!

danielle said...

I think my library has a copy. Thanks for the great suggestions Litlove--I'm looking forward to this.

iliana said...

Thank you Litlove! Will start looking for the book.