“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
1974, Wales. Thirteen-year-old Petra and her best friend, Sharon, are in love with David Cassidy and obsessed with The Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz, a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet their teen idol. 1998, London. Petra is pushing forty and on the brink of divorce. While cleaning out her mother’s closet, she finds a dusty letter—a letter her mother had intercepted—declaring her the winner of the contest she and Sharon had labored over with such agony and bliss. Twenty-four years later, twenty pounds heavier, the girls reunite for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last, middle age—theirs and his—be damned.
Poignant, hilarious, joyful, profoundly moving and uplifting, I Think I Love You captures what girls learn about love through the universal experience of worshipping a teen dream. It will resonate with readers everywhere.
About the Author
Allison Pearson, an award-winning journalist and author, is a staff writer for the London Daily Telegraph. Pearson lives in Cambridge with her husband and their two children.
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Knopf (February 8, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400042356
- ISBN-13: 978-1400042357
One of my favorite Chick Lit titles was I Don’t Know How She Does It By Allison Pearson. I know this was released earlier in the UK and I never did get around to ordering it. Now I get another chance.