Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Man Alive!; Mary Kay Zuravleff


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick:


Farrar, Straus and Giroux
September 3, 2013

 
A warm, funny, and profoundly original novel about a family dealing with disaster, from a rising literary star

All it takes is a quarter to change pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Owen Lerner’s life. When the coin he’s feeding into a parking meter is struck by lightning, Lerner survives, except that now all he wants to do is barbecue. What will happen to his patients, who rely on him to make sense of their world? More important, what will happen to his family?


The bolt of lightning that lifts Lerner into the air sends the entire Lerner clan into free fall. Mary Kay Zuravleff depicts family-on-family pain with generosity and devastating humor as she explores how much we are each allowed to change within a family—and without. Man Alive! captures Owen and Toni Lerner and their nearly grown children so vividly you’ll be looking over your shoulder to make sure the author hasn’t been watching your own family in action.

11 comments:

  1. What an interesting plot! I love the last sentence about the author watching :)


    Hope you are well! It's May 1... summer is almost here.

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  2. Wow, what a unique story! I'll be watching for your thoughts on this one.

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  3. Great choice, I've never heard of this one but I shall definitely look out for it now.

    My WoW!

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  4. Wow, this one sounds interesting and unique! And I love the cover...it screams summer.

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  5. What an excellent choice! I want to read this one after seeing the intro. Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/05/waiting-on-wednesday-week-before-wedding.html

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  6. Sounds cute and the cover made me chuckle!

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  7. That cover cracks me up. Almost worth wrapping it with my hubby's Father's Day gift even though I know he wouldn't read it!

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  8. It sounds like it will be a witty but heartwarming story. :-)

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  9. I love that cover. That alone would make me pick up the book and read further. It might even get my husband (a non-reader) to look at the book!

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  10. I agree, unique is a good word and it sounds interesting!

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  11. This sounds really unique! I hope you get an early copy of this one.

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