Waiting on Wednesday: Today Will Be Different
My “Waiting On” Wednesday selection for this week:
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple.
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
A brilliant novel from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.
Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won’t swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother’s company. It’s also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he’s on vacation. Just when it seems like things can’t go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
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I’m excited about this one because I fell in love with Where’d You Go, Bernadette when I read it. Her characters are just very relatable and often hilarious, so I really can’t wait to see what Maria Semple brings to the table with this new book!
What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?
I haven’t read her first one, but she did an event at the bookstore I was working at and she is delightful! She was wonderful to hear speak 🙂 I’m sure this will also be a fantastic novel!
Hi Anna, thanks so much for stopping by my blog 🙂 That’s so cool that you got to hear her speak. If you get the chance, definitely read the first one. I picked it up on a whim last year just because I liked the cover and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Wish I didn’t have to wait until October to get my hands on this one, haha.