what i'm reading...



I'm sooo verrrryy excited about this book. I've heard such great things!

The storyline: One dark summer dawn, at the very moment that an enormous monster dies in Lake Glimmerglass, 28-year-old Willie Upton returns pregnant and miserable to her hometown of Templeton, N.Y. Willie is a descendant of the creator of the town, Marmaduke Temple, and she expects to be able to hide in the place that has been home to her family for centuries. But the monster changes the fabric of the village, and Willie's mother, Vivienne, has a surprise for the girl that will send Willie careening through her family's history to dig up clues about her heritage. Spanning two centuries and based on the author's hometown of Cooperstown, New York., the story is told through two centuries of voices, from Templeton ghosts to residents, masters to servants, natives to interlopers, and historical figures to literary characters.

It's funny that I chose to read this book now (I really didn't know much about the novel before picking it up), because it parallels a situation I've recently thrown myself into. I'm adopted, and after making some interesting discoveries have decided it's time to start digging up my own past.

I will be blogging about the process starting soon and would love for you to tag along for the ride (I'm diving in head first, no turning back - it could get ugly) . If you are interested, please let me know. The new blog will be invite-only as much of the information is not suitable for the interwebs.

8 comments:

July 8, 2009 at 10:52 AM brooke said...

ooohhh...that books sounds intriguing!

i wish you all the best in finding your past...my husband is adopted and we go back and forth on whether or not to try and find his birth parents...it can be a very difficult decision!!

July 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM Art said...

Good luck with your search!! I hope it brings you all you're looking for

Ans secondly, what a great cover design

July 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM Alya said...

the book sounds really interesting. I'm going to see the reviews and add it to my to-read list.

I hope your search leads to good results, and I hope you find what you're looking for :)

July 8, 2009 at 11:33 AM Alya said...

Oh and I'd love to tag along for the ride, if you'll have me :)

July 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM anna said...

Totally Alya! I'll shoot you an email once I get it up and running :)

Thanks for the well wishes ladies. It's definitely going to be a bumpy road, but it's worth a shot.

July 8, 2009 at 3:19 PM Andhari said...

Count me in too, would love to see how things turn out for you. Wish you the best for this search.

July 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Wow your new adventure sounds very exciting - I hope you get the answers you want in the end, things like this really interest me. xx

July 16, 2009 at 5:26 AM Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

added to my goodreads "to read" shelf