Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Dear Strangers

"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:

Dear Strangers
By Meg Mullins
Publication Date: February 4

From Amazon:

In the high desert of the American southwest during the summer of 1982, the Finley family is awaiting the arrival of the baby boy they're due to adopt. Oliver, just seven, is eager for another playmate to join him and his sister in their idyll of swimming pools, climbing trees, and playing tag. But one hot afternoon, Dr. Finley dies suddenly and everything changes. Mrs. Finley, newly widowed, decides she cannot proceed with the adoption alone.

Twenty-one years later, Oliver believes he has finally found the brother his family was meant to adopt. Along the way, he also finds Miranda, an eccentric, charming photographer whose subjects are consenting strangers in their own homes after dark. Oliver and Miranda's love story collides with catastrophe when their worlds intersect in ways they could never have predicted.

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!

51 comments:

Wendy said...

That one sounds good! Here's mine

Mary said...

That sounds pretty good!
Here's my pick.

Tina's Blog said...

Another good one, Jill!
Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

JG said...

That sounds intriguing. Mine is Bite Me by Christopher Moore. It's the third vampire love story he's written.

INCiDeNT said...

Sounds like a good one!

My WoW is here.

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

Here's mine :)

http://owlforya.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-and-waiting-and-waiting-on.html

Ladybug said...

I think I will have to add Dear Strangers to my wishlist!

Here's my WoW pick.

Nina said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to read.

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/12/wow-11.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I love the cover for this one!


here's mine.

Lea said...

That one sounds really good! I'm going to have to remember this one,

Here's mine: http://yabookqueen.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Ophelia99 said...

Sounds good!
Here's mine.

Diane said...

Sounds like a good one Jill. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-language-of.html

thekams said...

Oh wow, that sounds interesting!

Here's mine!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMM sounds like one not to miss! :)

Here is mine...Waiting On Wedensday

PolishOutlander said...

Ooooo a family mystery! Sounds good!
Here is my pick

Tundra Books said...

I like that cover, it fits really well with the summary.

Here's my WoW pick!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

That looks great! Here's mine:
http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-december-15-2009.html

inthehammockblog said...

This one sounds really unique!! Lots of angst and drama! Here's mine!!

Missy B. said...

That sounds good! I'm adding it to my ever-growing list. :)

Mine's here:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

That sounds great! Here's my pick:

http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Mary said...

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

And more books go on the wishlist.

shelburns said...

Interesting pick this week...sounds good! Here's mine:

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Pixie said...

oh wow, I am adding that to my list, sounds like a story I would enjoy. You can read my wow here.

~Jennifer~ said...

Here's mine.

Kristi said...

That is cool that he finds the child his parents want to adopt - I want to read this one to find out how it all plays out! Good pick. Mine is here.

Sab H. said...

Cute cover! And sounds interesting.

Mine's here!

Valerie said...

Cool pick! Here's mine:
Bleeding Violet

Alayne said...

Sounds very interesting. Good pick.
Alayne
The Crowded Leaf.

Crystal said...

That sounds very intriguing. I can guess how their worlds collide and I'm sure it makes a great story. Another one for my growing list.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my! This sounds great!

Becky said...

That sounds good!

Here's mine.

nomadreader said...

Great pick! My pick this week is Justin Cronin's The Passage.

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Sounds like a very compelling story! My WoW is Here

Joy said...

Sounds great! Have a good week.
Here is mine.
Books and Life

Lizzy said...

Sounds like a good one!

Here's mine this week:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-december-16.html

Melanie said...

Stories about adoption are always interesting for me to read. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this one! Here's mine!

Vasilly said...

Dear Strangers sounds really good. Here's my post:

http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/waiting-on-wednesday-the-passage-by-justin-cronin/

Kath said...

That does sound intersting. I'll have to add it to my list. Here is mine:

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Sounds great! Here's mine :)

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-faithful-by-janet.html

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Take two! Here is mine: http://www.jennsbookshelves.com/2009/12/16/waiting-on-wednesday-the-passage-by-justin-cronin/

Becky said...

That's not really my cup of tea but interesting none the less.

Here is mine: http://thebookette.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-mistwood.html

I love this meme.

bermudaonion said...

Gee, now I want to know what happens to Oliver and Miranda. Great pick!

Jenna said...

Here's mine!

runningforfiction said...

This sounds great. :D
My WoW pick this week is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green.
http://runningforfiction.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-will-grayson-will.html

~robby

oO Mariana Oo said...

Pretty cover, so... natural xD. Here´s mine http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2009/12/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Genevieve said...

Oh, nice pick! Here's mine:
http://www.somethingbookish.com/2009/12/wishing-for-wednesday-19.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Book Snob said...

I love waiting on wednesday. Here's mine

http://thegreatyaescape.blogspot.com/

Crystal said...

I forgot to post that my WOW is here.

Jessica said...

Here's mine!

Sara M said...

Here's mine:
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey