Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Privileges


"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 Privileges
By Jonathan Dee
Publication Date: January 5

From Publishers Weekly:

"The wedding of Adam and Cynthia Morey, a young and charming couple who quickly expand into a brood of four, begins Dee's fifth. Adam and Cynthia's nuanced personalities and playful, sincere exchanges form the novel's empathic backbone as Adam begins to profit immensely from risky side ventures while working for a hedge fund. Dee establishes a trust with his readers that allows Adam's murky business ethics to escape the spotlight of outright moral scrutiny, and by showing how Adam endangers his privilege—while his children endanger their own lives—Dee reveals how risk is a kind of numbing balm. April, Adam's daughter, responds to the boredom of material comfort by resorting to drug-induced self-effacement. The novel climaxes as the children face the possibility of their own death, though lucidity after mortal danger is fleeting. Dee notably spurns flat portraits of greed, instead letting the characters' self-awareness and self-forgetfulness stand on their own to create an appealing portrait of a world won by risk."

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!

44 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh, that one looks good! Here's mine.

Becky said...

That one sounds good, I like the cover. Here's mine.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Here's mine http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday_30.html

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

That looks great!

Here's mine

Mary said...

Sounds like a good, intense and complex novel. Great pick! Here's mine.

Alexa said...

That sounds an interesting one. Here's Mine

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

This one sounds pretty exciting!

Here's mine.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

That looks intense, great pick!

Here's mine.

bermudaonion said...

That sounds really good - I'll keep my eye out for it.

Kate said...

Sounds like a really nice read.

Here is mine.

Lea said...

It sounds interesting! I really like that cover too...

Here's mine:

http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Jenna said...

That sounds really interesting!

Here's mine.

PolishOutlander said...

Wow. Some family intensity there!
Here is my pick

Sab H. said...
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Sab H. said...

That looks real good!

Mine's here

Ophelia99 said...

Looks interesting! Here's mine:
http://karissabooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-930.html

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...
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Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Here's Mine for this week. The last link I put up didn't work! :o)

Christy

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Lizzy said...

Sounds really interesting, the cover is really cool.

here's mine:
http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-september-30.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

Hmm. Heavy duty intensity in your pick!

Here's mine: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-heretics-wife-by.html

Crystal said...

That sounds really interesting and different. I'll have to add it to my list.

Mine is here.

Joy said...

Hi this is my first week doing this so I hope I did it right.
Check out mine!

Mishel said...

Here's my choice for this week =)

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/09/day-297-waiting-on-wednesday-30.html

vvb32 reads said...

good one for a snapshot of our times.

here's mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great meme! This one sounds delightful.

I'm not sure if mine fits the purpose, since it's already published, but scheduled for release Oct. 14.

You'll find it here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/

ann marie said...

I will be adding that one to my tbr pile. Here's Mine

brizmus said...

Your pick sounds super intense!
Here's mine!

Diane said...

I'll have to check that one one when it releases; thanks

Here us mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jackie said...

Sounds intriguing! Here's mine

Sara said...

Great pick!
Here's mine:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

Lauren said...

Interesting pick, and for some reason I find that cover really appealing.

Mine's here.

Renee said...

Here's my pick I went with a YA book this week!

http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-spendor-by-anna.html

XOXO~ Renee

Sara M said...

Sounds interesting. Here's mine.

pagese said...

I waiting for:
http://pagese.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/waiting-on-wednesday-2-splendor-luxe-4-by-anna-godbersen/

Faye said...

that one looks good!

mines here

Kristi said...

Geesh - forgot to link up this morning!

Here is my WoW.

Wendy said...

Wow! That one looks great!

Here is mine: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780758225641-Without+Mercy

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh, this book sounds really good! :D Thanks for sharing this one with us!

Here's the link to mine:
http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspot.com

Enjoy,
TBQ

Leslie said...

nice! here's mine http://thatchickthatreads.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wed-8.html

purplg8r said...

Here's my WoW

deltay said...

That looks awesome too. :)

Here's my pick for the week:
http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Marie said...

that looks awesome! :-) i'm waiting for the new and final nabokov in november :-)

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here's mine! Thank you!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-wish-by-alexandra.html