Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Language of Sand; Ellen Block

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:

(April 2010 - Bantam)
(amazon)
A magical novel that unravels one of life’s greatest mysteries—how to go on after a devastating loss—through the power of words and their ability to heal, to transform, and to touch the heart.

Luck: an event that could be for good or ill, depending on your interpretation.

As a lexicographer, Abigail Harker has always taken refuge in the meaning of words. But when fate erases in one tragic moment what she loves the most, the very foundations of her life vanish. 

Abigail retreats to Chapel Isle, a secluded island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. As caretaker of a run-down lighthouse, she hopes to redefine herself. But as a resident soon remarks, “If you came to Chapel Isle for normal, you came to the wrong place.” 

For on Chapel Isle, no one can be neatly defined. From a scientific genius to the feuding fishermen’s wives, from a handsome hothead to the ghost said to be haunting the lighthouse, everyone is struggling to find meaning where meaning seems lost. And when a series of mysterious crimes strikes the island, Abigail finds that she must face down her deepest fears if she is to save herself, her neighbors, and the new life she’s unexpectedly come to cherish. 

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect book for a "bibliophile by the sea"! :)

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  2. Sounds interesting! Check out what I'm waiting for: theliterarystew.blogspot.com

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  3. I like the sound of this book and the cover is lovely. Thanks for highlighting it!

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  4. Ohhhh, this one sounds like a good read for sure! Great pick!

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  5. Ooh, I'm intrigued! Adding this to my 'watch for' list.

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  6. This sounds like an interesting one. I like the idea of hanging out in a lighthouse.

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  7. The fact that it's set in North Carolina piques my interest.

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  8. It definitely sounds like a lot is going on in this book! I like the idea of becoming a lighthouse caretaker--if you want to be alone and recover from something, it's probably a perfect place!

    My WoW is over at bookwanderer.

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  9. This one is on my wish list, too! I love the Outer Banks, so I'm really looking forward to this one!

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  10. This sounds good and the cover is great - I love lighthouses.

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  11. I love the cover, and the description sounds great too!

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  12. Sounds like a lovely read! I have a friend who just adores lighthouses, so I will be looking for this book. It will make a great gift for her, and maybe if I'm lucky, she will let me borrow it! Great find!

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