Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Red Hook Road

"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:

Red Hook Road
By Ayelet Waldman
Publication Date: July 13

From Amazon:

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.

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!

69 comments:

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a heartbreaking story.

This week I've chosen a booke titled Folly by Marthe Jocelyn.

Mary said...

Oh, Red Hook Road is going on my must read list. It sounds really good.
My pick is here.

Tina's Blog said...

This sounds great! I like Waldman's work.
My pick is here:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

Shweta said...

I must say it's been a while since I read a book with family theme and this one sounds really good. My pick is here

inthehammockblog said...

You always find fantastic books that I haven't heard of before! This one looks great!

Here's mine!!

vampira2468 said...

Mine is here

vampira2468 said...

here :P
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/

Diane said...

Oh Jill, I like this author, and this book sounds like a good one ; thanks. Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-one-good-dog.html

shelburns said...

Sounds like a good read!

Here's mine:

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Great pick! Here's mine: http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-january-20-2010.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Another lovely choice that has me running towards my reading wishlist with another addition :)

Here's mine: http://bookshelfmonstrosity.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-last-nocturne.html

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Another amazing looking choice - I really love the books you post so different from those I usually read but awesome non the less! :)

Mine is here

Book Snob said...

Oh Wow that book looks fantastic!

Here's mine:

http://thegreatyaescape.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

That looks like a good one!

Here's mine: http://cafesaturday.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't participated in a while -- love the new button! Here's my pick this week.!

nomadreader said...

I'm looking forward to the new Waldman too. My pick this week is Till You Hear From Me by my favorite author, Pearl Cleage.

PolishOutlander said...

I agree...you do always find books I would never find myself. Great pick!
Here is my pick

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Oooohhh looks good!

Mine is First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost.
http://passive-agressiva.blogspot.com/

Jennifer G. said...

This sounds like the language would be beautiful.

Here's mine.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Sounds like a tearjerker :)

Here's mine

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-demon-princess.html

Pixie said...

Another interesting pick. You can read mine here.

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Awesome pick this week!

http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Lizzy said...

Sounds like a great, but sad, read! Here's mine this week:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-january-20.html

Marie Burton said...

That one sounds like a good read.
Here's mine at The Burton Review.

Ophelia99 said...

Sounds emotional! Here's mine.

Serpentine Librarian said...

Definitely going on my TBR list! Sounds like an interesting story.

Here's mine, The Poison Eaters by Holly Black

http://theserpentinelibrary.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-poison-eaters.html

Sab H. said...

Sounds interesting... ;D

Mine's here!r

brizmus said...

Red Hook sounds intense! I don't know if it's a book for me, though - I might have to wait and see the reviews. :-)
Mine's here!!

Tundra Books said...

That sounds good! I've picked a picture book this week for Waiting On

L.J. Boldyrev said...

The description of Red Hook Road almost reminds me of Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates.

My pick for this week: here

Melissa said...

Great pick! Mine is at http://iswimforoceans.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-120.html :)

Valerie said...

Sounds interesting! Here's mine.

Becky said...

This week I choose something I've spotlighted before but now it has a cover. I'm so excited for this book: http://www.thebookette.co.uk/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-immortal-beloved.html

Caitlin said...

Love your meme do it every week.
http://visionquestfail.blogspot.com/2010/01/hosted-by-breaking-spine-coming-in.html

Emily said...

Here's my pick!

Joy said...

Looks like another good one!
Have a great week Jill, and here is mine.
Books and Life

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Here's mine! http://www.jennsbookshelves.com/2010/01/20/waiting-on-wednesday-dark-life-by-kat-falls/

Sandra said...

Sounds like a nice read for a summer's day. Enjoy your book.

My post is up:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesdayspecial-edition.html

Carina said...

That sounds good ... but not my cup of tea.

My pick is here.

Kat said...

Sounds good. My pick is here

tapestry100 said...

Here's my pick for the week.

Missy B. said...

Sounds like a good story....I love Ayelet Waldman.

Here is my pick:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/01/look-another-animal-memoir-my-favorite.html

Mishel said...

Here's mine for this week =)


http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-409-waiting-on-wednesday-43.html

vvb32 reads said...

this one sounds like a good one with lots of characters. wonder what the cover picture means and the title is intrigueing too. looking forward to this one!
my WoW - it's a mashup

Kath said...

Here's mine...

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

This looks great!!

Here's mine.

Caitlin said...

First timer - here's mine! http://www.chaoticcompendiums.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

INCiDeNT said...

'The little things that make life so precious.' -- I like!

My pick is here.

Kay said...

Sounds like a great book - nice pick!

Here's mine, Glimmerglass by Jenna Black!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

:)
I'm playing along this week!
Here's mine:
http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-big-girl.html

Bonnie said...

Red Hook Road sounds great, I'm adding it to my wishlist!

I haven't done a WOW post in a long time. I love the new picture!

My pick is HERE.

Melanie said...

Red Hook Road sounds like an intriguing read! Here's mine:

http://www.melaniesmusings.net/2010/01/another-week-another-wow.html

OnyxRose said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

My pick: Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris

Christy--Southern Sassy Gal said...

Wow...a lot of wishers this week! :o) Here's the book I'm waiting for this week.

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a great book to wait for!

thekams said...

Wow, that sounds like a good one!

Here's mine!

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

Book Monster said...

Sounds great,
My pick is:

http://monsterofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/wow-iron-king-by-julie-kagawa-lonely.html

Manga Maniac said...

That sounds like an emotional read.

Mine picks are here:

My picks!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Here's my pick for the week http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2010/01/20/waiting-on-wednesday-keep-sweet-by-michele-dominguez-greene/

Booksnyc said...

Thanks for the heads up on this one - sounds interesting!

Here is mine

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

jacobsbeloved said...

Here is my pick of the week!

http://jacobsbeloved.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-naamahs-curse.html#comments

MissAttitude said...

Here's mine. It's for the Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle. http://blackteensread2.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-i-need.html

Thanks for coming up with this meme!

ninefly said...

my pick: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard about this book but it sounds interesting. my picks are here: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/01/books-michelle-covets-her-vampire.html

Marie said...

she's an amazing writer and i'm sure this is going to be great!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

Wow, lots of Waiting on Wednesdays today! Here is mine!

Emily said...

Here's mine!:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html