Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday A-Z

Wednesday A-Z is a meme hosted by Vicki at Reading at the Beach.

1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

This week begins with the letter J. Here is my book.

Joe Jones by Anne Lamott

Synopsis (Barnes and Noble)
Joe Jones is Anne Lamott’s raucous novel of lives gathered around Jessie’s Cafe, “a restaurant from another era, the sort of broken-down waterfront dive one might expect to find in Steinbeck or Saroyan.” Jessie, “thin, stooped and gorgeous at seventy-nine,” inherited the cafe years before and it has become home to a remarkable family of characters: Louise, the cook and vortex, “sexy and sweet, somewhere on the cusp between curvaceous and fat”; Joe, devoted and unfaithful; Willie, Jessie’s gay grandson, (“I thought he just had good posture,” said Jessie); Georgia, an empress dowager who never speaks; and a dozen others all living together in the sweet everyday. Lamott’s rich and timeless themes are also here: love and loyalty, loss and recovery, staying on and staying together, the power of humor to heal and to bind. Out of print for fifteen years, Joe Jones is a novel of hilarity and joy.


jlshall said...

I've never heard of this one before, and it sounds really good! And the older I get, the more I like the sound of something like "gorgeous at seventy-nine"! I'm adding this one to my TBR list right now.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't heard of this one, but I love stories where an assortment of people are gathered together and share their lives.

Here's mine:

fredamans said...

New author and book to me.

Michelle said...

Sounds interesting!
I would love to be thin, and gorgeous at age `seventy-nine`

My `J` is up

Anonymous said...

What a mix of characters!

Thanks for playing!

Nise' said...

Sounds like a great read.