Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (9-28-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you get to highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly awaiting. This week, my pick is The True Memoirs of Little K: A Novel by Adrienne Sharp (expected publication date: October 25, 2011).

Synopsis (from Exiled in Paris, the frail, elderly Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs. A lifetime ago, she was the vain, ambitious, impossibly charming prima ballerina assoluta of the tsar's Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg. Kschessinska's riveting storytelling soon thrusts us into a world lost to time: that great intersection of the Russian court and the Russian theater. Through Kschessinska's memories of her own triumphs and defeats, we witness the stories that changed history, from the seething beginnings of revolution to the end of a grand, decadent way of life that belonged to the nineteenth century. Based on fact, The True Memoirs of Little K is "an engrossing tale of love, loss, and history" (The Wichita Eagle).

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really interesting, good pick.