Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

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:

Red Hook Road; Ayelet Waldman
(Doubleday - July 13, 2010)
(amazon)
Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.

20 comments:

  1. This sounds very interesting! I only know of Ayelet Waldman from her shock horror announcement that she loves her husband more than her kids (!)...I'd like to see what she's like as a writer.

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  2. Great pick! I just added the title to my wish list in the past week or two. Love the setting.

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  3. That sounds like a really sweet read. I haven't hear of this author before now.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW, Diane.

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  4. This sounds like an emotional ride, with a lot of twists and turns.

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  5. This is on my wish list, too! Great pick! I love books set in Maine and this looks really good!

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  6. That book sounds like it would tug at your heartstrings.

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  7. Hmm, I've never read anything by Waldman before, but this sounds like a great saga! Thanks for sharing it!

    My WoW post is over at bookwanderer.

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  8. I'm REALLY looking forward to this one, too! I just started following her on Twitter...and she's a trip!

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  9. Sounds interesting! I need to check this one.

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  10. This looks like a fabulous pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. Ooooh, I heard about this one just last week and it definitely caught my interest. I am so in to read this one!

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  12. I hope that you enjoy your book when you get it. Here's Mine.

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  13. I love this author - her book My Daughter's Keeper is one of my all time favorites.

    I did not know she had come out with a new book. Thanks Diane.

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  14. I've never heard of this author but the book sure sounds great!!

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  15. I didn't like her non-fiction but this fiction offering does sound intriguing.

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  16. This sounds really good Diane - I like the cover as well. I just noticed you put up a profile pic - it's wonderful to put a face to the name now.

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  17. This sounds like a sweet story. I like books that make me remember the simple things in life and how important they are.

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  18. This does look good! I always love to see what you pick for this feature!

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  19. This sounds really good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I think I'll be waiting on it now, too. =)

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  20. I know you had mentioned this book when I reviewed her book "Bad Mother" so I was glad to see this little blurb about it. Thanks!

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