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How is it I am just finding out that Melina Marchetta has a sequel in the works for Saving Francesca called The Piper’s Son? It’s set five years after the events of Francesca and follows Tom Mackee, though Will and Francesca do play key roles in the book. I think I remember reading an interview at one of the many blogs I follow that concerning rumors about a sequel for one of Marchetta’s beloved books, but I was hoping it would be Jellicoe Road.
Though Jellicoe Road is by far my favorite of her books and very worthy of the Printz award it received, Saving Francesca was my first venture into Marchetta’s world and it holds a special place in my heart. I wish I lived in Australia because it’s coming out next month there, but the US isn’t receiving it until early 2011. Anyone have any friends down under who wouldn’t mind hooking me up with a copy?
Oh, and I had a looksee on my Amazon orders page and it looks like my copy of Finnikin of the Rock is coming in the mail today! I have so many other books on my TBR, but because this book is by Melina Marchetta it is jumping straight to the top. Unlike her other books, which are set in contemporary Australia, Finnikin is a fantasy. It’s a win-win situation in my book.