Editor | Peter Bowen
Random House releases One Day in USA
Posted June 15, 2010
Today is the day if you want to read a new novel. Random House is releasing for American readers David Nicholls' One Day, a novel that was number one on the hardback and paperback lists in England. (Why we’re writing about this? Because Focus Features and Random House Films are currently at work adapting the novel to a movie to be directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.) The book (and film) trace the 20-year relationship of Emma (Hathaway) and Dexter (Sturgess) by checking in with them on July 15, starting in 1988, the year they graduate from college. In England (and Europe) the book proved a literary sensation. The London Times wrote “Nicholls’s witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don’t notice all the hard work that it’s doing.” A comment that no doubt spurred Nick Hornby to chime in, “brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life . . . the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads.” Well, you can now get your copy while you can still go to the beach, because, who knows, one day you might not be able.