Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Walking People

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

The Walking People
By Mary Beth Keane
Publication Date: May 20

From Amazon:

"Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in the west of Ireland until she found herself on a ship bound for New York, along with her sister Johanna and a boy named Michael Ward. Labeled a "softheaded goose" by her family, Greta discovers that in America she can fall in love, raise her own family, and earn a living. Though she longs to return and show her family what she has made of herself, her decision to spare her children knowledge of a secret in her past forces her to keep her life in New York separate from the life she once loved in Ireland, and tears her apart from the people she is closest to. Even fifty years later, when the Ireland of her memory bears little resemblance to that of present day, she fears that it is still possible to lose all when she discovers that her children—with the best of intentions— have conspired to unite the worlds she’s so carefully kept separate for decades."

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).

19 comments:

Alea said...

That book sounds interesting! Here is mine:
http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-18.html

Michele said...

That one sounds good. Here is what I am waiting on.

Mary said...

I'm writing this one down. Sounds really good!

Ink Mage said...

Hmm, I like books about Irish people. :-) May have to check this one out.

Here's mine.

Kristi said...

I have been looking for books involving Ireland - it is my theme for the theme challenge this year. I have yet to start reading any though, I think I will add this one!

My post is here: http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-execution-dock.html

the epic rat said...

Hm, this sounds interesting! Why did she keep America and Ireland separated? I suspect there will be some tense/awkward moments between her and her children if her children try to bring Ireland back into her life!

Here's what I'm waiting on this week.

Amy said...

Jill here's my answer, but i forgot to link to you this week. I'll fix it when I get home later!
http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-lost-hours-by.html

avisannschild said...

This sounds like an interesting book and I love the cover!

Liviania said...

That sounds like a really cool book. I'm with Cecilia - I want to know why she has to keep them separate.

My pick is here: http://inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3_18.html

bermudaonion said...

I love immigrant stories, so this sounds good to me.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

Here is this week's! :D

Kaylee. said...

here's my entry:

http://www.kayleesbookshelf.blogspot.com

-Kaylee.

karinlibrarian said...

Here is what I'm waiting on this week. http://karinlibrarian.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/waiting-on-wednesday-hunted-by-pc-and-kristin-cast/

Shon said...

Here's my post for the week:

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

purplg8r said...

Here is what I am waiting for:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-february-18-2009.html

KB said...

Here is my book:


http://brainlair.blogspot.com/2009/02/waiting-on-wednesday-along-for-ride.html

(: Isa :) said...

It's made me curious!

I'm looking forward to these ones here:

http://mixturesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Fayeflame said...

Sounds interesting, putting it on my 2 read list.


here's my WoW
http://fayeflamereviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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