Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Recipe Club


"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:

The Recipe Club
By Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel
Publication Date: October 1

From Amazon:

"Lilly and Val are lifelong friends, united as much by their differences as by their similarities. Lilly, dramatic and confident, lives in the shadow of her beautiful, wayward mother and craves the attention of her distant, disapproving father. Val, shy and idealistic—and surprisingly ambitious—struggles with her desire to break free from her demanding housebound mother and a father whose dreams never seem to come true.

In childhood, “LillyPad” and “Valpal” vow to form an exclusive two-person club. Throughout the decades they write intimate letters in which they share hopes, fears, deepest secrets—and recipes. Readers can cook along as the girls travel through time, facing the challenges of independence; the joys and heartbreaks of first love; and the emotional complexities of family relationships, identity, mortality, and goals deferred.

But no matter what different paths they take or what misunderstandings threaten to break them apart, Lilly and Val always find their way back together through their Recipe Club . . . until the fateful day when an act of kindness becomes an unforgivable betrayal.

Now, decades later, while trying to recapture the trust they’ve lost, Lilly and Val reunite once more—only to uncover a shocking secret. Will it destroy their friendship, or bring them ever closer?"

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!

33 comments:

Jacqueline C said...

Betrayal always makes for an intriguing read. Sounds good Jill! Here's my pick.

Lori said...

Here's mine!

http://lorilaws.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-never-cry-werewolf.html

Kristi said...

This sounds like a good one. Takes a lot to sever the bonds of life long girlfriends. Will be interesting to find out what this is!

Here is my Waiting on Wednesday.

jennala9 said...

Looks good!
I posted mine here http://takemeaway-jennala9.blogspot.com/

Lynne said...

I posted mine here.

Amelia said...

Sounds like a great book! Sounded like my best friend and I (until I got to the betrayal part). Hope you enjoy it.

Mine is here

Marie Burton said...

Interesting.. and I like that cover also.
Mine is up at The Burton Review

Ink Mage said...

Mine.

~The Book Pixie said...

This sounds interesting. Here is mine:

http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

~Briana :D

jennilovevirgo said...

Just posted my WoW -

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-1st.html

The Book Girl said...

That sounds intriguing :-)

Here's mine:
http://thebookgirlreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Great pick!
Here's mine !

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-5-cinderella.html

The Book Explorer said...

Here's my pick this week!

http://thebookexplorer.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Erica said...

Here's my Waiting on Boook this week :)
http://thebookcellarx.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiting-on-wednesday-6-and-7.html

Ksenia said...

Hi there. Longtime reader, but first time participating in this.
Here is my pick

Kristen said...

That one sounds good. Here's mine:

BookWorming in the 21st Century

Diane said...

I saw this one somewhere; it sounds fun. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-magicians.html

damnedconjuror said...

Here's mine:

http://damnedconjuror.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/waiting-on-wednesday-the-year-of-the-flood/

bermudaonion said...

I love a book with recipes! It combines 2 of my favorite things.

vvb32 reads said...

Recipe related books are always fun. It is a great way to interact with the book.

Here's me: http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

litmuse said...

Here's mine:
http://litmuse.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/waiting-on-wednesday-6/

a flight of minds said...

Sounds like a great pick!

Mine is here .

Mishel said...

Here's what I'm waiting on this week =)

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-207-waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

Kate said...

Here is my WoW post:
http://anotherbookblogwhore.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Thanks for the great meme.

robin_titan said...

Recipe clup sounds good :)

Here's mine:
http://tvandbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-when-you-reach-me.html

Dar said...

This sounds so good Jill-yet another for the wishlist. Mine is here.

Book Dragon said...

Sounds good, here's mine I've got three this week.....off to amazon to add to my wishlist!

purplg8r said...

Here is what I am waiting on

Eli said...

Here is mine:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/07/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Jennifer said...

This looks good!! Here's my pick this week!

Debbie said...

My pick is up at Debbie's World of Books

Myckyee said...

Avis at shereadsandreads told me about your meme. Your pick sounds really good. I've posted mine here: http://booksbound.blogspot.com/

Ladybug said...

The Recipe Club sounds good, Jill!

Here's my pick.