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Waiting on Wednesday: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Title: Revolution
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Synopsis from the publisher's website:

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

Donnelly's A Northern Light immediately went onto my "all-time-faves" list when I read it last summer, so I'm excited to read her new novel.

What are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Jennifer G.


  1. I'm catching up on reading feeds since my reader is absolutely overflowing, so I just barely saw this post. I was at a conference this last weekend with a representative from Donnelly's publisher. The girl read the first few pages of Donnelly's new book to illustrate intriguing openings. It sounds interesting - a lot different from A NORTHERN LIGHT,which I also loved - so I'm anxious to see what I think of the new book when it comes out. Anyway ... just thought I'd share :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to know that it at least has a good opener!


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