Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Preview: Playing House – A Novel by Fredrica Wagman

I have just received a copy of Fredrica Wagman’s Playing House – A Novel from Julie Harabedian from FSB Media. Thank you Julie!

I have recently read and reviewed another of her books linked here  The Lie – A Novel. Playing House is apparently along the same lines – dark and with incest as an underlying theme. It is also a thin novel, with a lovely cover.

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Book Stats:

Playing House - A Novel
By Fredrica Wagman
Published by Zoland Books - May 2008

ISBN 978-1-58195-225-4

Publisher’s Blurb:

When Playing House appeared in 1973, Publishers Weekly hailed it, "A probing descent into madness that will fascinate the same audience that appreciated I Never Promised You a Rose Garden." This nationally bestselling story of one woman’s struggle with the lasting effects of a childhood sexual relationship with her brother shocked American readers; it remains a literary work of enduring quality and value. In his foreword Philip Roth writes, "The traumatized child; the institutionalized wife; the haunting desire; the ghastly business of getting through the day -- what is striking about Wagman's treatment of these contemporary motifs is the voice of longing in which the heroine shamelessly confesses to the incestuous need that is at once her undoing and her only hope."

Author Bio:
Fredrica Wagman is the author of six previous novels. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.

For more information about the author visit Fredrica Wagman’s website.

Amazon Purchasing Links for Playing House are below – US/UK/Canada

Playing House: A Novel/ Playing house/ Playing House: A Novel

Review and author interview coming soon.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

I seriously LOVE your header. OMG, what a great picture!!! You are too cute.

I found your blog, and now I can't wait to check it out!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Lisa - Welcome! Thanks for the compliments on the pic at the top. I thought it was a bit racy but hey you only live this life once.
Do you have blog? You are special cause your number 60 to join the list. :)

Natalie W said...

Hi Shellie! Sorry to post off topic but i wanted to let you know i have an award for you!!!!
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Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Natalie - Thanks so much for the award! No problem about going off topic here. I am one of those people who is always going off topic. :)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Hi Shellie,
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Kristi said...

I got this book last week too! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Sharon - Thanks for the award. I just connected with you on facebook and good reads. Expect one to come your way very soon. :)

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Kristi - I predict its going to be a heartwrenching page turner. It will be interesting to compare notes here.
Did you read The Lie?

Krista said...

Oh This does sound really good, thanks! Look forward to your review! I really love that cover, by the way!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Krista -
I think its going to be dark.... we shall see.

Krista said...

Yeah, I don't think I'll pick it up until I read your review. But the cover is just wonderful!

P.S. You are currently reading Mistborn? OMG, Sanderson is My all time favorite author! How do you like him? If you want I have a review of his latest work Warbreaker up here:
http://carmen-krista.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-review-warbreaker-by-brandon.html

I'm a new blogger and have only done three reviews, this one being my second. I have had tons of fun and met tons of really nice people!

Anyway, thank you for the heads up.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Krista - Thanks for coming by and welcome the the "blogoshere". I new as well and am having a ton of fun. I thought I was already following you but now I really am. :)

I am so loving the first Mistborn book... It it going to be on of my top reads in the Fantasy category. Thanks for the link.

Krista said...

I am so glad you are enjoying Sanderson! Thanks for stopping by to comment and follow!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Krista -
I finished it yesterday and it was great! I don't know when I will have the chance to read the other two in the series but hopefully soon.

Krista said...

It's okay because Sanderson ended up giving this book a pretty good ending, so you don't have to get to the others right away! But the others do get better with each book! I'm so glad you enjoyed him. Sorry, he's just my favorite author LOL!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Krista-
Thanks for helping me feel better about not being able to read the follow ups right away. He is really a good writer. I would put him at the top too.

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