Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Twelve Rooms With a View; Theresa Rebeck

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?

My pick is:
 Twelve Rooms With a View; Theresa Rebeck
(May 4, 2010 - Shaye Areheart Books)

I am not sure where I found out about this book, but somehow it got on my wish list.  If it was one of my blogger buddies that put it on my radar -- thank you; it looks fun to me!

(amazon. com)

Playwright and novelist Rebeck (Three Girls and Their Brother) takes a lighthearted look at the often dark world of New York City real estate. Spunky 32-year-old narrator Tina Finn is at her mother's funeral when she learns of her possible inheritance of an $11-million Central Park West palace. While she's been slogging it out as a trailer-dwelling cleaning lady, her somewhat estranged mother has gone from blue collar to living in eccentric splendor with her new husband, Bill. Tina's unbelievably unpleasant sisters push her into moving into the apartment before their mother's cold in the ground. Enter Bill's sons, who want possession of the apartment, which is, after all where they grew up. Soon, a full-on real estate war erupts, and the building's quirky residents take sides. Throw in a possible ghost and romantic interludes, and the plot jogs along, if slowed by the occasional drawn-out scene. This should find a nice slot on the cozier end of the Manhattan real estate fiction canon.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, this one sounds wonderful, Diane. I love NY dramas, and even better...real estate!

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

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  2. I live in NYC so this book sounds interesting. Nice pick. Thanks for mentioning it!

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  3. I can imagine that there might be a lot of drama surrounding real estate in New York city. This book sounds unusual, and like something I think I might like to read. Thanks for sharing it. I will be looking for it!

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  4. This looks like a good one! I also may recommend this to my son's fiance as they live in Manhattan, so she might enjoy it.

    You spotlight some terrific books (hoping to get to Stuff soon thanks to your h/u).

    Hope the new job is going great!

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  5. Oh this does sound like a fabulous story. I might have to buy this one for my sister and read it myself (first of course).

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  6. I love me some Manhattan fiction! This one has my name all over it. Thanks for the heads up!!

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  7. Oh yeah...this one looks great..could you imagine inheriting that?????

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  8. Anytime I hear the word "quirky", I perk right up. Add in a ghost and romantic interludes, and it sounds like a good book. Waiting to hear what you think.

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  9. Diane, I think you'll enjoy this one. Looking forward to your review!

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  10. This does sound good and I really like the cover as well.

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  11. You caught my attention with "quirky residents" and "possible ghost." Great choice!

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  12. I love the NY setting. Throw in a ghost and I'm set :)

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  13. This book sounds good - I will be adding it to my list too.

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