Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill on her blog 🙂
This week I picked a novel from a very gifted and very special author. David Nicholls new book „Us“ comes with a moving and intriguing story. If his new „baby“ lives up to „One Day“, we have to expect quite a lot and get some tissues bevor we get startet.
Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date…and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.
The timing couldn’t be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie.
Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger
I was absolutely hooked by One Day and so I am looking forward to reading a little bit more from Nicholls. In One Day he proves, what an extraordinary author he is and hence I can not wait to read us. So on the wishlist it is 😀
Which book have you picked this week and what do you think about David Nicholls?
I would love to know 🙂