Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednsday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


(author's website)......Almost a year after the death of his wife, Kate, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate’s final wish – a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through all the countries they had planned to visit to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary.


Eager to honor the wife and mother they loved, Ian and embark on an epic journey that retraces the early days of Ian’s relationship with Kate. Along the way, Ian and Mattie leave paper “wishes” in ancient trees as symbols of their connection to Kate and their dreams for the future. Through incredible landscapes and inspiring people, Ian and Mattie are greeted with miracles large and small. And as they celebrate what Kate meant to them, they begin to find their way back to each other, discovering that healing is possible and that love endures – lessons that Mattie Kate hoped to show them all along… 

What's your pick this week?

23 comments:

  1. This sound like a very sad yet celebratory story. Great pick

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  2. This sound like a very sad yet celebratory story. Great pick

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  3. Nice pick Diane. Father daughter relationship is definitely a theme I would like to read more of. Yes, it's going on my TBR List.

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  4. This sounds like a touching novel. Nice pick.

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  5. That sounds beautiful and heartwarming...but very sad :-( Great pick!

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  6. Oh - that does sound wonderful!

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  7. This book sounds lovely...and what an awesome cover, too.

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/waiting-on-wednesday-12/

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  8. Another one for my list...and I love this cover!

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  9. Oh boy, this one sounds like a bit of a tearjerker. Thanks for posting this. It's going on the wish list!

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  10. What a beautiful and promising book! Sounds like a tear-jerker too.

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  11. This sounds great! The cover reminds me of the girl on the cover of My Sister's Voice by Mary Carter!

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  12. I still haven't read John Shors, but people keep recommending him to me. This one looks good!

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  13. This sounds really good! Definitely going to add it to my wish list. Thanks.

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  14. Ahh looks like you'll need tissues for that one. :) Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  15. I have thoroughly enjoyed SHors' other books so I'm sure this one will be great too. And it immediately went on my wish list so you'll see me calling you out as an enabler again this week. :-)

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  16. The Wishing Trees looks and sounds like a touching book.

    I have so many books waiting for me!

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  17. This one sounds lovely. Great pick!

    I'm waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. :)

    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  18. That looks like a great book.

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  19. this one talks to me...great choice!

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  20. This sounds very promising ... and like it could produce a lot of tears.

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  21. Good choice! I loved his book Beneath a Marble Sky and thought Dragon House was just ok so I'd really be interested to try another book by him and see where it falls for me!

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  22. Good pick Diane. I'll be reading this one soon and can't wait!

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