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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Dear Money

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

Dear Money by Martha McPhee

description (from the publisher):
India Palmer, living the cash-strapped existence of the writer, is visiting wealthy friends in Maine when a yellow biplane swoops down from the clear blue sky to bring a stranger into her life, one who will change everything. The stranger is Win Johns, a swaggering and intellectually bored trader of mortgage-backed securities. Charmed by India’s intelligence, humor, and inquisitive nature—and aware of her near-desperate financial situation—Win poses a proposition: “Give me eighteen months and I’ll make you a world-class bond trader.” Shedding her artist’s life with surprising ease, India embarks on a raucous ride to the top of the income chain, leveraging herself with crumbling real estate, never once looking back . . . Or does she?

With a light-handed irony that is by turns as measured as Claire Messud’s and as biting as Tom Wolfe’s, Martha McPhee tells the classic American story of people reinventing themselves, unaware of the price they must pay for their transformation.

Publishing 6/3/2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

5 comments:

DCMetroreader said...

The Great Gatsby is also an example of the pitfalls of reinventing one's self.

I'll have to look for this one whe nit is released.

Carina said...

This one looks interesting, though not what I'm normally into. I do love the theme of reinvention and its consequences, though!

My pick is here.

Priya Parmar said...

sounds wonderful. i just saw another book with a really similar cover design. i noticed it because i liked it so much. hmm... what was it?

Jill said...

This one's on my list, too! Can't wait...great pick!

Carin said...

Yay, this one showed up in the mail today!!