Every week, I skim through the "Coming Soon" list at Barnes and Noble for the following week.
I love looking at the covers and selecting finalists for my upcoming favorites. Yes, I'm a book nerd.
If I find a cover that interests me, then I open it up and read the blurb.
There are way too many books to read for me to waste one more second, so a book has to grab me...where I am...in that moment. Most of the time, I can't even predict what that moment looks like. It's up to the book really ;)
I force myself to stop at 1 choice. Once I find it, I stop looking...until next week :)
Without further adieu, here's my Can't Wait choice among the "Coming Soon" selections on Barnes and Noble for the week of April 16, 2018:
The Little Clanby Iris Martin Cohen
Here's the synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
(I've highlighted in red the parts that yell at me loud and clear that I must read this book!)
“A brilliant newcomer ... Cohen is not only a talented writer; she is an artist.”—Andre Aciman, New York Times-bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name, the novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning film
A love letter to classic literature and an illuminating look at newfound adulthood
Ava Gallanter is the librarian in residence at the Lazarus Club, an ancient, dwindling Manhattan arts club full of eccentric geriatric residents stuck in a long-gone era. Twenty-five-year-old Ava, however, feels right at home. She leads a quiet life, surrounded by her beloved books and sequestered away from her peers.
When Ava’s enigmatic friend Stephanie returns after an unplanned year abroad, the intoxicating opportunist vows to rescue Ava from a life of obscurity. Stephanie, on the hunt for fame and fortune, promises to make Ava’s dream of becoming a writer come true, and together they start a Victorian-inspired literary salon at the Lazarus Club. However, Ava’s romanticized idea of the salon quickly erodes as Stephanie’s ambitions take the women in an unexpected—and precarious—direction.
In this humorous yet keenly observant coming-of-age story, Cohen brings us into a boisterous literary world bathed in hubris and ambition. With eloquent prose and affecting storytelling, The Little Clan is both a wickedly fun yet sharply insightful look at friendship, feminism and finding yourself in your twenties.
“Like Edith Wharton in the East Village…The Little Clan is a charming, captivating read, but it’s also a witty, fiercely intelligent look at the ways women are lost and saved by dangerous friendships and literary obsessions.” —Rebecca Godfrey, author of Under the Bridge and The Torn Skirt
“The Little Clan is a glittering little wonder. By turns gorgeously lyrical, laugh-aloud funny and almost breathtakingly astute, it’s a tongue-in-cheek love letter to old books and youthful imprudence that delights to the very last word.” —Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
The Little Clan has mixed reviews on Goodreads, and that made me a little sad...but gosh Ava sounds a lot like me. I just need to find out for myself.