Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Last Night in Twisted River


"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:

Last Night in Twisted River
By John Irving
Publication Date: October 27

From Amazon:

"In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River — John Irving’s twelfth novel — depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world “where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.” From the novel’s taut opening sentence — “The young Canadian, who could not have been more than fifteen, had hesitated too long.” — to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author’s unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller."

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!

28 comments:

KB said...

I've never been first...hope that's a good sign! Check out my WOW pick at The Brain Lair

Yvonne said...

This seems like an interesting one. Mine is up at Socrates Book Reviews

Shon said...

Here's what I'm waiting for:

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

Red lady-Bonnie said...

My WOW pick is here at Redlady's Reading Room

Diane said...

Thanks for bringing this one to my attention; it sounds like something I would enjoy! Here is mine:

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

Kristi said...

Last Night in Twisted River sounds like a good book. I have yet to read anything by John Irving and know that I really should!

My wait is here.

Marie Burton said...

Good pick... Mine is up at The Burton Review

Ladybug said...

Sounds like an interesting book, I've never read anything by John Irving but I have The Cider House Rules in my TBR pile.
Here's "Waiting on" Wednesday post

bermudaonion said...

I didn't know John Irving has a new book coming out. I'm totally excited now!

Amelia said...

Sounds like a really interesting book. My pick is here

Mary said...

I've enjoyed a few Irving books. This sounds good!

Alas, I have no WoW entry this week. Time just got away from me.

Ravenous Reader said...

Twisted River sounds really good. I have never heard of it before and thank you for the heads up on it.

HERE is my WOW post

vvb32 reads said...

yay! another john irving! love his stuff. here's my first Wow, http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Eli said...

Here is my WOW pick this week:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Literary Feline said...

I love the cover! I haven't read anything by John Irving, I admit. Not yet at least. This one sounds good.

GirlwiththeBraids said...

I haven't done Waiting on Wednesday for awhile but here is this week's. :)

Wendy said...

Here's Mine: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday_27.html

TheBookworm said...

This is my week's pick! :D

Shooting Stars Mag said...

My pick this week is here:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/05/wish-list-wednesday-nice-girls-dont.html

librarian vampire?? Yes, please!

-Lauren

Mishel said...

Here's mine for this week!

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/05/day-172-waiting-on-wednesday-14.html#comments

JessicaLeigh said...

Here is mine for the week! :) Happy Wednesday!

debbiesworld said...

I posted mine here http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/waiting-on-wednesday-may-27/

NotNessie said...

Here's my WOW book this week: http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/05/wishlist-wednesday-geektastic.html

Leigh said...

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday ever, so please check it out. I'm not even sure I'm doing it right.

Type-Writerz Book BlogThanks,
Leigh

a flight of minds said...

Interesting pick! My WoW post is
here

purplg8r said...

My Waiting on Wednesday is here

Reader Rabbit said...

Sounds interesting :) I'll add it to my list!
Here's mine : http://readerrabbit.blogspot.com/2009/05/waiting-on-wednesday-shiver-by-maggie.html

Marie said...

I left you two awards here: http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/05/awards.html