Trisha posted about Meg Wolitzer‘s March release The Uncoupling back in September (look for a What We’re Reading preview in the coming weeks), and now we have more news from this acclaimed novelist. From a press release from Penguin Young Readers Group:
Meg Wolitzer . . . will publish a children’s novel entitled The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman with Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. The novel, scheduled for publication in September 2011, tells the story of three unique seventh-graders whose lives intersect at a national Scrabble tournament, where each has a very different reason for attending and for needing to win.
The press release also states that Wolitzer loves both children’s lit and Scrabble, so this is a perfect fit.
I consider myself something of a Scrabble addict (if a mediocre player), so I can’t wait for this one. Stefan Fatsis’s Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble is one of my favorite nonfiction books, and even though I don’t play bridge, I got a kick out of Louis Sachar’s fictional story of kids at a national bridge tournament. Sounds like The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman will combine the best of both.
Also in BookPage: Read an interview with the author about The Ten-Year Nap, Wolitzer’s 2008 novel about a group of women who leave their careers to be full-time moms.