Wednesday, 1 July 2015
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Avenue of Mysteries
"'Waiting On' Wednesday" is a great way to get excited about upcoming releases - you get to share which not-yet-released publications you can't wait to read!
This week, I'm waiting on:
Avenue of Mysteries
By John Irving
Publication Date: November 3
I have yet to read a John Irving novel, but I own several of his books and each sounds incredibly intriguing. From The World According to Garp to The Cider House Rules, Irving's books are so full of promise for me.
John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.
As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and what we dream—we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present.
As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. “An aura of fate had marked him,” John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. “The chain of events, the links in our lives—what leads us where we’re going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don’t see coming, and what we do—all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious.”
Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past—in Mexico—collides with his future.
What are you waiting on this week?