November 3, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (4).

Waiting On Wednesday is from Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

So what am I waiting on?
The Lover's Dictionary: A Novel
by David Levithan
Release: 1/4/2011.


From Amazon:

A sweet and touching modern love story, told through dictionary entries

basis, n.

There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.

If the moment doesn’t pass, that’s it—you’re done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it’s even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover’s face.

How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

I absolutely love David Levithan's stand-alone, uncollaborated novels, and cannot wait for this one. It sounds so unique, promising and insightful. So excited!


  1. Uh-oh! Word nerds unite! I am DEFINITELY in on this one. Adding to my to-read list...

  2. Mmm, i haven't even herd of this one, but it's definitely a must read!

  3. Yay!!! I didn't know that he will be having a new novel out next year. I'm so excited. I'm a huge David Levithan fan.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention : )


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