Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

  
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . . 


The Dakota Winters 
Release Date:  December 4, 2018
Publisher:  HarperCollilns Publishers
From Goodreads:   An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination.

It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon.

But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant,
The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.
My thoughts:  As a native New Yorker, I am naturally drawn to stories set in Manhattan, where I was born.  The added elements of an iconic city landmark building and cameos by famous people make this required reading for me.  And the wait isn't that long, yay!

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12 comments:

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

Ooh! This book sounds interesting! Great pick!

Here’s my WoW!

Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

Jennifer Tar Heel Reader said...

I’m always drawn to stories of the Dakota, too! So much history there, and that book sounds wonderful.

My CWW post

Barb said...

Wow, don't know that I would normally consider this book but I have to admit, it definitely sounds pretty good.

Kay said...

I agree that this one sounds interesting - especially the cameos of famous people. I'll keep it in mind.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm really looking forward to reading this family saga.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

History and mystery at the imposing Dakota . . .

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

It really ticks off a lot of boxes for me!

Nicci said...

Not really my cup of tea but it does sound like an interesting read! Hope you enjoy. :)

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Thanks for the feedback, Nicci. Happy reading!

Katherine P said...

Oh I'm in! What a fantastic setting both in place and time. I'm not a native New Yorker but my grandfather was so I feel a bit connected to the city. Plus I just love all the history of those grand buildings.

Literary Feline said...

Oh wow! This does sound good. I have never been to New York City (although I've been to other parts of the state), but I love reading books set there--and the time period interests me as well. I hope you love this one! Have a great weekend.

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