Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight some great pre-publication books we all can't wait to get our grubby little mitts on.

Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett. The book is being released by Thomas Dunne Books on July 9, 2013.

Amazon says this about the book: Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer's block, she doesn't suffer from it. She's still a hermit, but she has allowed some of her class members into her life. She is no longer numb, angry, and sardonic: she is merely numb and bemused, which is as close to happy as she plans to get. Amy is calm.

So, when on New Year's morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine, she is wholly unprepared for what happens next.

Amy falls down.

A simple accident, as a result of which something happens, and then something else, and then a number of different things, all as unpredictable as an eight-ball break. At first the changes are small, but as these small events carom off one another, Amy's life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound.

This most reluctant of adventurers is dragged and propelled by train, plane, and automobile through an outlandish series of antic media events on her way to becoming--to her horror--a kind of celebrity. And along the way, as the numbness begins to wear off, she comes up against something she has avoided all her life: her future, that "sleeping monster, not to be poked."

Amy Falls Down explores, through the experience of one character, the role that accident plays in all our lives. "You turn a corner and beasts break into arias, gunfire erupts, waking a hundred families, starting a hundred different conversations. You crack your head open and three thousand miles away a stranger with Asperger's jump-starts your career."

We are all like Amy. We are all wholly unprepared for what happens next.

Also, there's a basset hound.


  1. Oh, I definitely want to read this one! I saw it somewhere earlier in the week...and contemplated ordering it.

    I'll wait until it is released....I've had trouble with preorders, ordering way too many and then being stunned by how much I've spent!! lol

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WOW POST

  2. Well that book is certainly a bit different than the usual titles popping up today. I like to delve into literature such as this and am marking it on my wishlist. Also, in regards to the Zelda post above, I remember my Mom reading a book about Zelda in the late '60s and now I see Zelda is still an intriguing subject for authors and readers alike. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's mine:



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