Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Hello Goodbye


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

Hello Goodbye
By Emily Chenoweth
Publication Date: May 5

From Amazon:

"The summer after Abby Hansen’s first year of college, several months after doctors find a malignant tumor in her mother Helen’s brain, she and her parents drive to northern New Hampshire to say goodbye to a lifetime of friends. During a single week at a historic resort, the family welcomes a small procession of visitors, and shares with them the pathos and heartache of Helen’s imminent passing. As the week progresses, the Hansens and their guests deal with Helen’s illness in varied, sometimes surprising ways, and Abby, drawn to the youthful, mischievous staff of the hotel, is torn between her duties to her family and the pleasures and temptations of her new life as an adult. For all involved, the occasion unexpectedly becomes one of awakening rather than farewell, as they discover how life inevitably blossoms in the face of death."

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).

25 comments:

Reverie said...

http://reveriemedia.blogspot.com/

YAY waiting on wed!

You're WOW pick looks soo touching... might just have to get my hands on it.... when i'm in the mood to cry maybe.

Lenore said...

Ooh, that one does sound good!

Here's my pick this week. And as always, thanks for hosting!

Mary said...

Sounds kind of sad.

Here's mine.

Ink Mage said...

Here's mine for the week.

Alea said...

Here is mine!

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

Lynne said...

What a neat idea to highlight new books coming out! This is my first time doing this.

My book is LOOK AGAIN by Lisa Scottoline.

Liviania said...

That sounds like it might end up being very sad.

My pick is here: http://inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Red lady-Bonnie said...

This is my first WOW post! You can read it HERE.

TheBookworm said...

Here is my week's pick. :)

the epic rat said...

Interesting pick! It sounds very thought-provoking! My week's pick is here

Genevieve said...

This week was my 1st time doing 'waiting on wednesday'. But I called it Wishing for Wednesday. Here's my pick:
http://caprubia.blogspot.com/2009/02/wishing-for-wednesday.html

Melissa said...

Thanks for hosting... This is my first time participating! Here are my picks! :-)

Care said...

Here is my book that is waiting.
http://thinkitthrough2eternity.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the meme!

Lisa said...

That sounds like a very interesting story. By the way, how are you liking The Help? I really want to read that one!! Hope you're enjoying it!

Yan said...

Here's mine! :D

http://booksbytheircover.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

rose said...

I have a lot of books waiting for me at the library. They are:

Grafton, Sue. 'D' is for deadbeat

Hambly, Barbara. A free man of color
Iles, Greg. The quiet game

Rinaldi, Ann. The coffin quilt : the feud between the Hatfield

Wait, Lea. Shadows on the coast of Maine : an antique print

Greenwood, Kerry. Raisins and almonds : a Phryne Fisher mystery

Flock, Elizabeth But inside I'm screaming

Freitas, Donna. The possibilities of sainthood

litmuse said...

rocking idea. here's mine: http://litmuse.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/waiting-on-wednesday-1/

purplg8r said...

Here is what I am waiting on:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-february-25-2009.html

Rebecca Herman said...

Here's mine for this week:

http://rebeccasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-academy-7-by-anne.html

Mishel said...

Hello Goodbye sounds like it will be very good.

My first pick (=

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/02/day-82-waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

GirlwiththeBraids said...

This sounds like a cute book! :D

Mine this week is here:

http://readingtomyself.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday_25.html

Diane said...

This book looks really good (1 more for my list). Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-honolulu-alan.html

Reader Rabbit said...

That one sounds sad :( but good. :) Maybe I'll pick it up when it comes out...

Here's mine :http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/

KB said...

Better late than never. Here's what I'm waiting on:

http://brainlair.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-king-of-screwups.html

Number One Novels said...

My pick this week is rather more light-hearted:

http://numberonenovels.blogspot.com/