Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi


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

Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi
By Nanci Kincaid
Publication Date: January 6

From Amazon:

"Truely Noonan is the quintessential Southern boy made good. Like his older sister, Courtney, Truely left behind the slow, sweet life of Mississippi for jet-set San Francisco, where he earned a fortune as an Internet entrepreneur. Courtney and Truely each find happy marriages--until, as if cursed by success, those marriages start to crumble. Then their lives are interrupted by an unexpected stranger--a troubled teenager named Arnold, garrulous, charming, thuggishly dressed, and determined to move in to their world. Arnold turns their lives upside down--and in the process this unlikely trio becomes the family that each had been searching for. In the best Southern fiction tradition, Kincaid has brought us an inspiring story about finding the way home."

I read Kincaid's novel Balls, about the life of a wife of a Southern football coach, several years ago, and I'm looking forward to her latest. She absolutely captured the essence and intensity of SEC football, from a unique perspective. (And, I love the title of this one.)

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Leave a comment with either the link to your own "Waiting On" Wednesday post or just your answer (if you don't have a blog).

6 comments:

Alea said...

Your pick sounds interesting!

Here is my answer this week!

Lenore said...

Hi Jill!

Here's mine .

bermudaonion said...

This one is on my wish list, too. I've never heard of Balls, but have to read it. We spent 8 years in Auburn, so I know all about the SEC.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Stopped by to welcome you to the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge, but the link didn't work. Did you change your mind?

Amanda said...

The cover of your pick is SO cute!

HERE is mine!

Shon said...

Here is my post:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2008/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html