Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Woman Who Died A Lot

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Pre-Order from the Book Depository
Title: The Woman Who Died A Lot
Author: Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Viking Books
Hardcover: 384 pages
Expected Publication Date: 2 Oct 2012 *there is an edition being released by publisher Hodder and Stoughton on 12 July 2012*
Series: Thursday Next, Book 7
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. 
Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. 
And that's not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy.

Why The Woman Who Died A Lot?
I love Jasper Fforde! His books are always clever, witty, entertaining, and funny. I was so sad when I finished book 6 of the Thursday Next series, and am way excited to visit her world again. I can't wait to see what crazy things she has to deal with this time.
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?