Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Unfinished Desires

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, and was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Title: Unfinished Desires
Author: Gail Godwin
Pub. Date: December 29, 2009

(From Amazon)

From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory.It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel’s, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls’ young teacher and the school’s matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel.

Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried.

In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations–and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free.

What is your WOW pick this week?


  1. This sounds good. I wouldn't have picked it up if I had seen it since the cover but reading the description it sounds like it could be a good book. Here's my WoW:

  2. I've heard a few people talk about this book, so I'll definitely be picking it up. Great pick!

  3. I have been excited about this book coming out as well. It looks great, and I really want to get a chance to read it. Awesome choice!

  4. Hooray! I am a long-time fan of Gail Godwin.

  5. I'm so excited that she has a new one coming out...great pick!

  6. Oh wow that sounds good! I'm not reading a lot of non-young adult lit lately, but I'll need to put that one on my list :)

  7. This sounds great. I read the Finishing School, but I honestly can't remember if I liked it or not? Losing my mind!!

  8. Thanks for posting about this! I'd never heard of this book, but it sounds utterly perfect for me. :)

  9. I'm also very curious about this one!


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