Wednesday, August 17, 2011
For what book: On Canaan's Side
Which is about: The jumping off point is three Brown students, but let's just say it travels around from there. Here's perhaps my favorite PW quote of all time: "Eugenides's first novel since 2002's Pulitzer Prizewinning Middlesex so impressively, ambitiously breaks the mold of its predecessor that it calls for the founding of a new prize to recognize its success both as a noveland as a Jeffrey Eugenides novel."
Why this is so cool: Eugenides will win something for this book, or at least be shortlisted for a bunch of things.
Of course we have plenty of other wonderful events this fall, but these are two where you might want to do things like build your book club selection around the visit, or maybe even change the weekend that you are visiting your Aunt in Kewaskum.
*Jason remembered the answer, which was Kiran Desai.