Waiting on Wednesday: "Euphoria" by Lily King

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating!

The book I'm most looking forward to this week is...

Euphoria by Lily King

Release Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Genre: Fiction

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the 1930s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two world wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

Why I'm excited:
I have been waiting for a book like this! I was briefly an anthropology major in college (only really switched because I had to transfer colleges for financial reasons, still a bit sad about that) and Margaret Mead was my hero. She really was revolutionary, and I practically live in the wing she designed at the American Museum of Natural History.

This book is definitely my cup of tea - romance, anthropology, history, drama...yes please! Not to mention that gorgeous cover.

What are you waiting on this week?