Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Bird in Hand


"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:

Bird in Hand
By Christina Baker Kline
Publication Date: August 11

From Amazon:

"It was an accident. It was dark, it was raining, Alison had only had two drinks. And the other car ran the stop sign. But Alison finds herself trapped under the crushing weight of grief and guilt, feeling increasingly estranged from her husband . . .

Charlie, who has his own burdens. He's in a job he doesn't love so that Alison can stay at home with the kids (and why isn't she more grateful for that?); he has a house in the suburbs and a long commute to and from the city. And the only thing he can focus on these days is his secret, sudden affair with . . .

Claire, Alison's best friend. Bold where Alison is reserved, vibrant where Alison is cautious, Claire has just had her first novel published, a thinly veiled retelling of her childhood in North Carolina. But even in the whirlwind of publication, Claire can't stop wondering if she should leave her husband . . .

Ben, an ambitious architect who is brilliant, kind, and meticulous. And who wants nothing more than a baby, or two—exactly the kind of life that Charlie and Alison seem to have. . . .

Bird in Hand is a searing novel about friendship, love, marriage, loss, and the choices we make that irrevocably alter everything we believe to be true."

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!

43 comments:

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a good book, Jill!

Here's what I'm waiting for.

NotNessie said...

Here's my pick: http://ultimatebookhound.blogspot.com/2009/06/on-my-wishlist-elsewhere.html

It's actually an older title, but I'm still excited to read it!

Yvonne said...

Mine is up at
http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

Dont read a lot of adult novels, but this one sounds good! I hope they don't wifeswap though!!

Here's my pick The Bystander

Amy C said...

This is my first time participating. I've been meaning to for a few weeks now. You can check mine out Here.

Jacqueline C said...

Good pick. Here are mine: (1) (2)

Mary said...

And another title goes on my TBR list. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Alas, its another week that I don't have a WoW post. I should be back next week, though. Only two more review books and then I'm attacking my own shelves at a more leisurely pace.

Shon said...

That sounds like it will be a good book. Here's what I'm waiting for:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

Marie Burton said...

Good Morning all..
My Waiting on Pick is up at The Burton Review. It's an Anne Boleyn pick..
Have a great day!

Staci said...

that one looks great!!
here's what I'm waiting for!!

http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2009/06/library-loot-june-10-and-waiting-on.html

Diane said...

Jill, sounds like another great pick by you. One more for the list.
Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-of-wednesday-labor-day.html

Amelia said...

Great pick this week Jill! Mine is here

bermudaonion said...

I love the cover and the description sounds great too.

writemeg said...

I'm waiting not-so-patiently for one book -- due out in just six days! :)

My post is here!

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Lisa said...

You always find the best new books! It sounds fascinating and I'll have to watch for this one when it comes out!

Ink Mage said...

I'm actually back to participating now that I have found more books on which to wait. (I pretty much ran out for a while.) So here's mine for this week!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Interesting choice, I'd never heard of this one before.

Mine is a YA book by a really young writer:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-onbreak-by-hannah-moskowitz.html


-Lauren

Dar said...

I've not heard of this one Jill but it sounds really good. My WOW is here.

Reader Rabbit said...

Never heard of yours before but it definitely sounds interesting!

Here's mine : http://readerrabbit.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesdayballads-of-suburbia.html

Crystal said...

I have posted mine here.

Zia said...

My first comment link didn't work. Trying again. Here's
mine

imbookingit said...

My first time participating

I'll keep an eye out for your pick! It sounds good.

litmuse said...

Mine's here:
http://litmuse.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/waiting-on-wednesday-5/

Missy said...

My pick can be found here:
missysbooknook.blogspot.com

kim said...

I like your pick Jill! Here's mine :

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Randi said...

I love "Waiting on" Wednesday. Check out mine at...
http://randiromancereader.blogspot.com/

marnesandnoble said...

I loved Christina Baker Kline's last book. So excited to discover she has a new book coming out this summer.

So many of the books I am waiting on are the books you have covered in previous Waiting on Wednesdays. I guess we share good taste!

Here is my link:
http://marnesandnoble.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-labor-day.html

Wendy said...

Sounds good!

Here's mine:

http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday_10.html

vvb32 reads said...

good one. sounds like one of those that make you stop and re-think personal plans in life.

here's me:
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Eli said...

Here is my WOW:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Katie said...

Here's mine:
http://katiesbookshelf11.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

TheBookworm said...

This is my week's pick! (How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation) :D

purplg8r said...

My Waiting on Wednesday is here

Mik said...

Haven't heard of this book before.

My pick:
http://tinyurl.com/lg98y5

Rebecca Herman said...

Here's mine:

http://rebeccasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-sphinxs-princess.html

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a good one!

a flight of minds said...

Your pick sounds like a great book. I love how the description is written and it all blends in together. :)

My pick: here

- Alex

Literary Feline said...

My response is posted.

Jess said...

This book sounds great, love the cover too.

Book Dragon said...

Just a quick comment to tell you that Gwendolyn B. at Sea of Books has nominated me for my first award and I'm passing it on to you! Come to my blog to grab the graphic and to see who else I picked :)

Kate said...

I've joined in:
http://anotherbookblogwhore.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Lale said...

I love that cover. Here's mine: http://bit.ly/dA3tJi