Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Gin Closet


"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 Gin Closet
By Leslie Jamison
Publication Date: February 16

From Publishers Weekly:

Jamison's beautifully written debut follows independent young New Yorker Stella and her estranged aunt Tilly as they form some version of a family. Stella is disenchanted with her life and job as a journalist's personal assistant; Tilly is a professional lost soul, a former prostitute, and an unsuccessful recovering alcoholic. To all appearances, Stella is the savior, finding Tilly, who's been shunned by the family, to rescue her; but through alternating first-person accounts, the reader grows to view the two women as equals. The relationship between Stella and Tilly is compelling, as are their relationships with auxiliary characters, but what truly drives the novel is Jamison's gorgeous prose.

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!

47 comments:

Mary said...

I wasn't sure about your pick until the end and the comment about "gorgeous prose" which I find hard to resist!
My WoW pick is here.

Alexa said...

Sounds interesting Mine is HERE

Abby said...

Yeah, I've got three picks this week! Thanks for hosting!

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here is mine :) Happy Thanksgiving!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-thief-eyes-by.html

EternalJade said...

Great pick. I love reading how people don't turn out how we expect them to be. :)

Here's mine: http://starsthatcrashed.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-linger-by-maggie.html

Nina said...

This book sounds very good. Never heard of it before, so thank you for introducing me to this author.

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/11/wow-9.html#comments

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I totally agree with Mary - this one didn't grab me until the end. It sounds great!

Here's mine.

Tina's Blog said...

Another book that looks interesting to me!
Here's my WOW pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday_25.html

~Jennifer~ said...

Here is mine.

thekams said...

Mmm, sounds interesting!

Here's mine!

Ophelia99 said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Here's mine.

Flamingo1325 said...

Interesting... Here's my pick this week =)

Kristi said...

I hadn't heard of this book before - It sounds pretty good. My WoW post is here.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMM that sounds intresting - :)

Mine is here - Waiting on Firespell

Crazy-for-Books.com said...

This looks great! Onto the list it goes!

Here's my pick!

Melanie said...

It's been a while since I've picked up a book written in prose, so The Gin Closet sounds really interesting!

My WoW is here: http://melaniesmusings.net/2009/11/wow-sea.html

PolishOutlander said...

I love the fact that it's about an aunt and her niece. Sounds like a great story.
Here is my pick

Crystal said...

You always find such interesting picks that I always seem to add to my list.

Mine is here.

Joy said...

Sounds good, have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here is mine

Books and Life

Alayne said...

Excellent! This is my first Waiting on Wednesday. Here's my link: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/

nomadreader said...

I added that one to my wishlist after reading the review in Publishers Weekly this week too! My pick this week is Linda's Fairstein's newest Alexandra Cooper book, Hell Gate.

Lizzy said...

Hmm it sounds really interesting

Here's mine: http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-november-25.html

Library Lounge Lizard said...

My WoW is Here!

Kristi(e) said...

It's my first go-round at Waiting on Wednesday.

Here's my pick

Katy said...

Here's mine: The Hidden Flame

Sab H. said...

Interesting!
Mine's here!

INCiDeNT said...

It's got me hooked!

Here's mine.

Becky said...

I think this meme is so awesome. I am finding out about some great books from other bloggers and I love it. Your pick wasn't really for me but maybe next week :-)

Here is mine: http://thebookette.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-monsters-of-men.html

Tynga said...

My WoW this week is Shift by Rachel Vincent

MarceJ said...

Here is mine - My first time coming over I saw WoW on Jennifers blog Crazy For Books.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/2010-published-date-books-already-on.html

Missy said...

This sounds good!

Here's mine:
http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday_25.html

Tundra Books said...

This is such a great idea! I hope it is ok that we participate. This is our first WoW pick!

Eli said...

Great pick! I love Wow. :)

Here's mine:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

Diane said...

Well, this sounds different and good too. Thanks Jill. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-first-annual-grand.html

Book Snob said...

Although there are so many, here is the one I chose this week!

http://thegreatyaescape.blogspot.com/

shelburns said...

My pick is here:

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-whisper.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW this week

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Kitty's House of Horrors by Carrie Vaughn
here

Heidi V said...

This is my first WoW post.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anesthezea said...

Here's my first ever WoW: Lessons in Temptation by Charlie Cochrane

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

EEEEE women friendship stories! Sounds awesome.

Link to my WoW post. =D

oO Mariana Oo said...

Interesting books, here is my WoW http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Erotic Horizon said...

here's mine

http://erotichorizon.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-its-another-great.html

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bermudaonion said...

Sounds interesting!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Nice pick :)

Here's mine!

JG said...

My first WoW! Thanks for hosting! I always love seeing everyone's posts. Mine is Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde.

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

My WoW