Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Secrets of Eden


"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:

Secrets of Eden
By Chris Bohjalian
Publication Date: February 2

From the author's Web site:

"There," says Alice Hayward to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism, and just before going home to the husband who will kill her that evening and then shoot himself. Drew, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in God slipping away and is saved from despair only by a meeting with Heather Laurent, the author of wildly successful, inspirational books about . . . angels.

Heather survived a childhood that culminated in her parents' murder-suicide, so she identifies deeply with Alice and George's daughter, Katie, offering herself as a mentor to the girl and a shoulder for Stephen - who flees the pulpit to be with Heather and see if there is anything to be salvaged from the spiritual wreckage around him.But then the State's Attorney begins to suspect that Alice's husband may not have killed himself. . .and finds out that Alice had secrets only her minister knew.

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:

Mary said...

I didn't know Bohjalian had a new book!! I'll be waiting on it now : )
Here's my WOW pick.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Sweet! I'm a big fan of Bohjalian. Thanks for letting us know he had a new one coming :)

here's mine.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...
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Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

sorry broken link above....

oh, that sounds good!

Here's mine!

shelburns said...

Here is my WoW for today.

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

Crystal said...

Wow that sounds really good. I haven't read any of his books before, but that one I will have to.

Mine is here.

Wendy said...

That one sounds good! Here's mine

writergal said...

I have this already and will read soon: can't wait. It sounds SO good. I would have picked this but you already did. I was going to start doing your meme but I will next week.

PolishOutlander said...

I have yet to read any of his books even though I have one of them at home that was lent to me. Maybe it's time to finally read him. Here is my pick for the week

Erotic Horizon said...

Here' mine today..

http://erotichorizon.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-books-ahoy.html

E.H>

Nina said...

Sounds great, one to be put on my tbr list.

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/11/wow-7.html

Lisa said...

I've always wanted to read Bohjallan! This one sounds really good - Here's mine:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-111109.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

I love Bohjalian's books. This one sounds especially good. Now I can't wait!
Here's mine!

Missy said...

This sounds good!! I have not read anything by Bohjalian yet. I definitely need to add this one to my wish list.

Mine is here:
http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday_11.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds good! Now I can't wait!

Mine is here:

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

Sab H. said...

I like the cover!

Mine's here!

Alexa said...

That sounds a great book!

Mine is here

Pixie said...

I have not heard of this author. I will check him out. You can read my WoW here.

~Pixie

~Jennifer~ said...

I loved Midwives, but I've never gotten around to reading anything else by him.

Here's mine

Melanie said...

Season of Eden sounds like a really great story! Here's mine:


http://www.melaniesmusings.net/2009/11/wow-beautiul-between.html

Becky said...

Not sure your pick was my kind of thing. I'll wait to see some reviews before I make up my mind. Here is my WOW: http://thebookette.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-immortal-beloved.html

I forgot to use your logo again. Sorry, Jill. I will try to remember next time.

Lizzy said...

I'll definitely be picking this one up, he's a local author for me! Here's mine

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-november-11.html

nomadreader said...

My pick this week is Dear Money by Martha McPhee.

Diane said...

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes....he's one of my top 3 favorite authors; great pick Jill.

here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-shadow-tag-louise.html

writergal said...

here's my pick:
http://www.steeleonentertainment.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

thekams said...

Not my usual read, but this sounds really good!

Here's mine.

Sara said...

You WoW sounds really interesting this week - like something that would be made into a movie!

Here is mine:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html#comments

Thanks!

runningforfiction said...

I've never heard of this author. This is what google is for.

My WoW pick this week is Shadowland by Alyson Noel.
http://runningforfiction.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-november-11.html

~robby
runningforfiction.blogspot.com

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here is mine :)

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-anxious-hearts-by.html

Joy said...

Wow, Bohjalian had a new one coming out.. good book discussion reads..
Here is mine for the week!
Books and Life

Eli said...

Nice pick! Here is mine:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here is my pick Debbie's World of Books

bermudaonion said...

I want this one too!

Nickles said...

The pile of my to-be-read books keeps growing! Secrets of Eden looks interesting, along with all the other ones listed here.

My pick: http://thewhowhatwhenwherewhy.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jennifer said...

I am looking forward to Bohjalian's book as well!

Here is my pick!

Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

Here's my WoW post!

Kath said...

That sounds unique! Below is my WOW, The Great Devine by Bree Despain


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

Sara M said...

Here's my WoW: Firespell by Chloe Neill
http://urbanfantasyreader.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html#comments

Ophelia99 said...

Here's mine.

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, i like the angels element. and I like Bohjalian's work so it definitely should be a good one.

Here's my WoW

Chris Bohjalian said...

Thank you so much, Jill! My fingers are crossed the novel doesn't disappoint you.

All the best,

Chris B.

INCiDeNT said...

My WoW pick today...
http://heavenhelldomain21.blogspot.com/2009/11/waiting-on-wednesday-ecstasy-unveiled.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Charlotte said...

I was thrilled to find that one of my favorite authors has THREE new books in the pipeline:http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/11/rachel-neumeiers-new-books-waiting-on.html