Sunday, March 22, 2015

An upcoming read and review: Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Norah Vincent

In this boldly imagined, richly textured novel, a New York Times bestselling author envisions the life of Virginia Woolf--along with her marriage to Leonard, and their legendary social circle--from the summer she began working on To The Lighthouse to the winter she finished her final book, shedding new light on the events both actual and interior that led up to Virginia's suicide in 1941.

On 18 April 1941, twenty-two days after Virginia Woolf went for a walk near her weekend house in Sussex and never returned, her body was reclaimed from the River Ouse. Norah Vincent's Adeline reimagines the events that brought Woolf to the riverbank, offering us a denouement worthy of its protagonist.


With poetic precision and psychological acuity, Vincent channels Virginia and Leonard Woolf, T. S. and Vivienne Eliot, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, laying bare their genius and their blind spots, their achievements and their failings, from the inside out. And haunting every page is Adeline, the name given to Virginia Stephen at birth, which becomes the source of Virginia's greatest consolation, and her greatest torment.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
 ISBN-13: 978-0349005645

 Above cover is the US Publication hardcover. I prefer the UK and Australia cover but you form your own opinion:
 About the Author
Vincent was a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies from its 2001 inception to 2003. She has also had columns at Salon.com, The Advocate, the Los Angeles Times, and the Village Voice. Her essays, columns and reviews have also appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Post and many more regional newspapers around the country.

Vincent is a freelance journalist and in 2003 she took a leave from writing her nationally syndicated political opinion columns in order to write her New York Times bestselling book Self-Made Man, the story of a woman living, working and dating in drag as a man.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Williams College. She currently resides in New York City.

 
 NOTE:  The UK publication date is 2 April, 2015 and the US publication date is 7 April, 2015. I will be reading and reviewing, Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf later in the month of April. I am happy to discover that author, Norah Vincent will be doing a book reading and signing on April 7th, 2015, in NYC, at Barnes and Noble. I will be there and will share my observations with you. 

2 comments:

WoofWoof said...

Thanks for the suggestion Kimberly. I will add this book to the list. BTW, just interested, do you tend to read on a kindle?

Kimberly Eve said...

Hi WoofWoof,

Glad to see you here again. I am looking forward to reading this one soon.
You know, I haven't bought a kindle yet. I'm sure I will soon and will end up loving the convenience of it. I will let you know as soon as I do. For now, I am still one of those women riding the bus holding a heavy book in her lap :)
Thanks so much for commenting. Much appreciated.

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