Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt


"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:

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
By Beth Hoffman
Publication Date: January 12

From Publishers Weekly:

"Hoffman's debut, a by-the-numbers Southern charmer, recounts 12-year-old Cecelia Rose Honeycutt's recovery from a childhood with her crazy mother, Camille, and cantankerous father, Carl, in 1960s Willoughby, Ohio. After former Southern beauty queen Camille is struck and killed by an ice cream truck, Carl hands over Cecelia to her great-aunt Tootie. Whisked off to a life of privilege in Savannah, Ga., Cecelia makes fast friends with Tootie's cook, Oletta, and gets to know the cadre of eccentric women who flit in and out of Tootie's house, among them racist town gossip Violene Hobbs and worldly, duplicitous Thelma Rae Goodpepper. Aunt Tootie herself is the epitome of goodness, and Oletta is a sage black woman. Unfortunately, any hint of trouble is nipped in the bud before it can provide narrative tension, and Hoffman toys with, but doesn't develop, the idea that Cecelia could inherit her mother's mental problems. Madness, neglect, racism and snobbery slink in the background, but Hoffman remains locked on the promise of a new day."


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!

56 comments:

Book Chick City said...

Sounds like an interesting read.
Mine's up!

Mary said...

Ooh, I'll be watching for your WOW pick! Sounds like a good book. Here's mine.

Ophelia99 said...

Here's Mine: http://karissabooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-923.html

Wendy said...

Definitely sounds interesting! Mine's here!

PolishOutlander said...

The title makes me think of The Nanny and MASH all at the same time.
Here is my pick for the week

Alexa said...

Sounds like a book worth looking at.

Mine is Here

Well-Read Reviews said...

It sounds interesting! I haven't heard of this author before but will have to keep a look out!

Here is my Waiting on Wednesday: http://www.wellreadreviews.com/blog/?p=982

Have a great day!

Allison
http://www.wellreadreviews.com

ann marie said...

I will have to look into this book, thanks for the info.
Mine's here

Becky said...
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Becky said...

Whoops, messed up the first comment. Someone really has to teach me how to embed the link. Your book sounds really interesting, here's mine. http://libridilectio.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-are-these-my.html

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

that looks interesting!

here's mine!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

that looks interesting!

here's mine!

Ladybug said...

Nice choice, and I must say that the book has a great cover!

My pick this week: Truth or Fiction?

Kristi said...

I can't find anything about this book I don't like - Sounds good, cover is beautiful, title is cute - all around good pick!

Here is my WoW.

Kate said...

Here's mine: http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Diane said...

I LOVE the cover; sounds like a good one; thanks

here is mine:
http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-mean-mothers.html

Tea said...

I like this one. I've never read a book by this author either. I hope I can find the book.

Jenna said...

Here's mine!

Lea said...

This sounds really interesting, I'll have to remember it!

Here's mine:
http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Sounds fun!

Here's mine!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-possessed-by-kate.html

Zia said...

Sounds like a good book. Here's mine this week.

Lizzy said...

This one sounds really interesting, and the cover is really pretty!

Here's mine:
http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-september-23.html

Sab H. said...

I like that cover! Here's mine!

http://crystalreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

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

Neat sounding book. Mine is up. Sorry forgot the logo pic!

http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

Marie Burton said...

Mine is up The Burton Review

busy91 said...

Thanks for sharing your pick.

Here's mine

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Here's mine for this week! :o)

Christy

Jacqueline C. said...

Interesting

Here's my WoW pick

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my WOW Debbie's World of Books

Crystal said...

This sounds like a good book, I'll have to put it on my list. Mine is here.

Mishel said...

I like the cover of your choice! and it sounds really good too =)

Here's my choice for this week!

http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/09/day-230-waiting-on-wednesday-29.html

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Great choice...Check out my WoW here

Tynga said...

My WoW is The Van Alen Legacy =)
http://tyngasreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-van-alen-legacy.html

yesterdaystuna said...

Just posted mine:
http://yesterdaystuna.com/2009/09/23/waiting-on-wednesday-the-scarpetta-factor/

vvb32 reads said...

sweet cover, cute character names, but serious issues. sounds good.

here's me:
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-16.html

Lori(Pure Imagination) said...

Sounds great!
Here's mine.

Danni said...

Sounds like a great story!

Here's mine:

http://romanticharbor.blogspot.com/

Renee said...

Here's my WoW read!
http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-thirsty-by-tracey.html

XOXO~ Renee

Pixie said...

Heres Mine
Page Turners

Christy said...

Here's mine! http://christysbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-092309.html

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that cover is fantastic!

Jess said...

The cover is beautiful. Mine's here: http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

Phantom Inkheart said...

Here's mine! :)

Faye said...

I love the little humming bird

here's mine

Katie said...

Here's mine: http://katiesbookshelf11.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

Can I suggest that you get a Mr. Linky for this? It's just easier to click on things instead of copying and pasting urls.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Love the cover! The inside sounds good, too!

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

pagese said...

I love waiting on wednesday, more books to add to my to be read list!
Here's Mine

Ella Press said...

Here's mine:

http://theclockmonkey2.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

fitz12383 said...

Here's mine:

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

Amanda N.

vampira2468 said...

mine is here
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

thekams said...

Sounds interesting! And I love the cover.

Here's mine!

Tricia said...

The cover is beautiful and it sounds good too!
Here's mine:
http://triciareads.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday_23.html

Book Dragon said...

here's mine

Literary Feline said...

My response is posted.

Kara said...

Here's mine! (My very first!):
http://readingcoma.blogspot.com/2009/09/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html