Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
One of my favourite books is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I loved it! I read that book twice, both times over the Christmas holidays two years in a row. That must be the reason I equate it with the holidays even though it has nothing to do with them. In any case I just found out that the next book by this author will be published in January 2010.
From the Hachette website the description of The Swan Thieves reads:
Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.
Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.
Usually there's not much to look forward to after the holidays (aside from snow, ice and freezing rain) but now I won't be able to wait for January to come!