I had been meaning to bring this up eventually, but yes, I am increasingly doubtful that Poison for Breakfast will be out this year at all. Daniel Handler's agency page, which still lists the book for fall, is the only reason I haven't expressed this opinion before; but the fact that there's no cover art up yet speaks volumes. The truth is that there have been absolutely no updates on this book since early last year, when it dropped off the face of the Earth not so long after being announced. I don't think there's any chance of it having been scrapped entirely, but I think it's very plausible that, having been delayed once, it might end up being kicked around the schedule until the publishers finally decide that the time is right (as has happened to a lot of Handler's adult novels).
I've been wondering about updates on this. The information appears bleak. I find it kind of strange in general that it will be a stand alone novel, because ASOUE and ATWQ are both a series. I wish he would write another series. Maybe that's why the can is getting kicked down the road? Maybe it will become a series instead.
But Bottle Grove appears to be coming out on time.
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Did the release date for "Bottle Grove" change? Because I pre-ordered it on Book Depository and I was supposed to get it when it released in the UK, but today I received an email saying it was already on its way
I looked up the U.K. publisher's website and that edition is still slated for late November, so I'd imagine it's likely you're getting an American edition that arrived in stock ready for their August release date. It's not unusual for online retailers to get transatlantic copies, in my experience.
Title:Bottle Grove (Daniel Handler) Cover (Bloomsbury):
Release Date: August 27th, 2019 (U.S.) (Source); November 28th, 2019 (U.K.) (Source) Details: Previously titled Fox in the Bottle, presumably from the story of the same name in centuries-late Chinese writer Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Amazon.co.uk reports the title Bottle Grove, which Handler's agents Steven Barclay Agency agree with (after previously providing the title Stern Grove) (Source). The story concerns two marriages, the San Francisco tech boom, and various related secrets and schemes which may involve the supernatural (Source).
The next book in the schedule is the Lemony Snicket title Poison for Breakfast; though since we've had no news about it for well over a year, it seems sadly unlikely to meet its projected release date in the fall.
And Bottle Grove is now officially out in the U.K. as of November 28th, with Amazon.co.uk reporting an order of the novel will arrive in a breezy 1-2 months. This effectively clears the schedule and in terms of Messrs. Snicket and Handler's next publications we now have only the long-awaited Poison for Breakfast on the calendar; that calendar being for the year 2021...
Terry Craig: that was an ace retort tbh, jean
Jan 25, 2020 22:10:11 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Happy Year of the Rat! It is the setting of ASOUE...
Jan 26, 2020 23:01:48 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: also Book Club starting in Feb. w/ The Great Gatsby! Please join!
Jan 26, 2020 23:02:38 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ 27 JANUARY 2020.
Jan 27, 2020 21:25:07 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I would like to read now a short story written by Lemony Snicket about how VFD helped to defeat Nazism. This would be interesting to introduce the subject to children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:27:54 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: "Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl",could be the book club's third book? I haven't read this one either.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:14 GMT -5
Terry Craig: I think the historical events are interesting enough on their own, and don't need to be taught just to introduce children to Lemony Snicket.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:21 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: You're right Terry.
Jan 27, 2020 21:36:40 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: This request of mine was a selfish appeal from my heart, disguised as a request on behalf of the children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:37:59 GMT -5
𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻: i know anne frank was a belieber but i wonder if she was in the VFD too
Jan 27, 2020 21:58:29 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I just read a 2013 report about your comment 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻, so I can understand the meaning. Through this report, I realized that there are people more self-centered than me.
Jan 27, 2020 22:46:00 GMT -5
Hermes (or Herms): If we manage to have Bearies this year, I know who I will nominate for Best Pairing.
Jan 28, 2020 6:20:44 GMT -5
Terry Craig: bearlucio? beanlucio? jear?
Jan 28, 2020 19:32:02 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Baruch HaShem for safety! Never forget! And ha, that might indeed be a good short fic. And sure, we could do that for the 3rd book.
Jan 28, 2020 22:10:22 GMT -5