Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: After You


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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

After You
By Julie Buxbuam
Publication Date: August 25

From author's Web site:

"On a cobblestone street in Notting Hill, Ellie Lerner’s life-long best friend, Lucy, is stabbed to death in front of her eight-year-old daughter. Ellie, of course, drops everything - her job, her marriage, her life in the Boston suburbs – and travels to London to pick up the pieces of the life Lucy has left behind. While Lucy’s husband, Greg copes with his grief by retreating to the pub, eight-year-old Sophie has simply stopped speaking.

Desperate to help Sophie, Ellie turns to a book that gave her comfort as a child, The Secret Garden. As the two spend hours exploring the novel, its story of hurt, magic and healing blooms around them. But so, too, do the secrets Lucy kept hidden, even from her best friend. As Ellie peels back the layers of her friend's life, she's forced to confront her own as well - the marriage she left behind, the loss she'd hoped to escape, and the elusiveness of the place we choose to call home. "

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

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

23 comments:

Alea said...

Oh wow that sounds heavy!

Here's mine:

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday-30.html

Mary said...

This sounds pretty good!

Here's my WoW pick.

Diane said...

sounds amazing! here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-of-wednesday-calligraphers.html

Kristi said...

Wow - this sounds like a powerful book.

Mine is here.

Amelia said...

Great pick! Sounds very moving. Mine is here

bermudaonion said...

A book that includes the passion of reading another book sounds wonderful.

Marie Burton said...

Hello! My Waiting on Wednesday post is regarding the fun Tudor Dynasty!
See it here at The Burton Review.
Have a great day everyone!

Lenore said...

My pick is up

Ravenous Reader said...

That sound like an amazing book. Powerful, the kind that stays with you long after the pages have been read.

HERE is my WOW post

Mishel said...

I love the Secret Garden. Your pick sounds very emotional! I'll have to look into getting a copy.

Mine for this week:

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/05/day-158-waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Melsy626 said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

Here's mine:
http://melsysplace.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Melissa said...

Nice pick!

Here's mine!

CeeCee said...

I find something to add to my TBR every time I come here. Great pick!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

This one sounds sad but wonderful. It sort of seems like Cecelia Ahern, who I adore.

TheBookworm said...

This is my week's pick! :D

PS. The After You cover is very cute.

KB said...

Here's what I'm waiting on! Hopefully as beautiful as it sounds.

Jess said...

This sounds like an excellent read!

Wendy said...

Here's Mine:

http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday_13.html

Kim said...

Here's mine:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting.html

robin_titan said...

Here's mine:

http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

:D

purplg8r said...

Ohh..that looks really good!

Here is what I am waiting on, although I won't have to wait long

JessicaLeigh said...

Here is mine for the week!

wheelsonthebus said...

So, um, how do you find these books? (I know, I'm an idiot.)