November 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (7)

"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 WOW is inspired by my current English course! We've been reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen all semester. And I mean all semester. I'm pretty sure I've analyzed and reanalyzed it in a million different ways. But it's still interesting! And I'm not just saying that because my English professor reads this...

Anyway, for those of you who haven't read Pride and Prejudice, Mary is the middle Bennet sister. She is portrayed as the typical middle child; she's quiet and often overlooked by her family. Her role in the book, arguably, is minimal. So it caught my eye to see that Mary got a book of her own.

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet: A Pride & Prejudice Novel by Pamela Mingle

Expected Publishing Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Paperback, 240 pages

Age Range: Young Adult/Adult

Goodreads Summary:
With warmth, wit, and infinite charm Pamela Mingle brings to the page Pride and Prejudice's reserved and awkward Mary Bennet and proves that there is always room for another Austen spin-off when it's this good For most of her life Mary Bennet has been an object of ridicule. With a notable absence of the social graces, she has been an embarrassment to her family on more than one occasion. But lately, Mary has changed. She's matured and attained a respectable, if somewhat unpolished, decorum. But her peace and contentment are shattered when her sister Lydia turns up-very pregnant and separated from Wickham. Mary and Kitty are bustled off to stay with Jane and her husband. It is there that Mary meets Henry Walsh, whose attentions confound her. Unschooled in the game of love, her heart and her future are at risk. Is she worthy of love or should she take the safer path? In her journey of self-acceptance, she discovers the answer.
So what are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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