Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Cars from a Marriage

"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:

Cars from a Marriage
By Debra Galant
Publication Date: April 27

From Amazon:

From a ’74 Mustang to a Chevy Suburban, Debra Galant’s Cars from A Marriage charts the important events—big and small—in one couple’s relationship by way of the automobiles that drive them throughout the course of their lives. Ivy is a transplanted Southern belle—the daughter of a car salesman— who continually wonders how she has ended up a New Jersey stay-at-home mom with a not-so-secret fear of driving. Her husband Ellis was a stand up comedian when they met, and the owner of that ’74 Mustang, but his ambitions were overshadowed by the responsibilities of a family. In the blink of an eye, he became a PR executive with a mortgage, two kids, and a Buick LeSabre. With insights that alternate between hilarious and profound, Galant provides a unique, unforgettable portrait of a marriage.

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!

77 comments:

Jan von Harz said...

This actually made me laugh. My cars never changed much but when they did it meant something else than better paying jobs. It is a unique idea for a novel and one I imagine everyone can relate to.

My Wow is http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Cars From a Marriage sounds really good : )
My WOW pick is here.

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds sort of fun.
Here's my pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Kelly Peres said...

thats is so weird but so cool I'm looking into it because the summary so realed me in I love how her husband changes from one minuete to the next!! Awesome choice!!

My WoW pick in Here

Jami said...
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Jami said...

Here is my pick!
http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-week-nine.html

Shon said...

I like what you are waiting for. An interesting way to portray a marriage. Here's what I'm waiting for:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Ladybug said...

I think I know someone who could describe their marriage with the aid of different cars.

Here's my choice this week.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Sounds like a great book!
Here's my WoW. http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-guardian-of-dead.html

Penny at Daisy Chain Book Reviews said...

I just posted my very first waiting on Wednesday! Check it out!

http://daisychainbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Rhiana said...

Sounds interesting. I don't drive but can see how this would work.

Here's mine

http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Jennifer G. said...

That's an interesting angle to take!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Valerie said...

Love the concept of this! LOL

Here's mine.

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

I love the sound of this one!! Very original!

Here's mine.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

What a change! This looks fun, and such a cute cover :)

Here's mine: http://hefollowedmehome.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-24-2010.html

Erica said...

Here's mine: http://cafesaturday.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

This sounds like such a fun book. I never thought about the fact that someone could divide her life up according to the cars she's owned. :-)

Mine is here

Ophelia99 said...

Sounds like a fun read :-)
Here's mine.

Lizzy said...

Cars from a Marriage sounds like an interesting read. Here's mine:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-24.html

Alayne said...

This sounds like a fun light read. Great pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Diane said...

I did see this one -- what a title!

Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-day-for-night.html

Mama Bookworm said...

Your choice sounds good. Here is mine.

http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Sa Toya said...

lurve it when books come from left field and it sounds funny too :)

My WoW!

Manga Maniac said...

Yay for Wednesday!

Mine are here:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3826

bermudaonion said...

The book sounds good and I just love that cover!

My Boyfriend Lives In A Book said...

Sounds great!
Here is my "waiting on Wednesday! :)

http://myboyfriendlivesinabook.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

PolishOutlander said...

What a great premise! Instead of dogs or cats, it's cars. Truly sounds like a fun read.
Here is my pick

Wendy said...

Sounds funny! Here's mine.

Mary said...

Jill, that sounds like a great read. AHHH....another one goes on the wish list.

Here is mine:
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-tell-all-by-chuck.html

I really hope it is better than the author's last effort.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I like the sound of this one! So completely typical, too, charting the course of a marriage by outside objects...in this case, cars. Me, I usually think in terms of the houses!

Mine is here:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

nomadreader said...

Great pick! My pick this week is City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris.

bookwanderer said...

I think that's a really clever way to explore people's lives: through the cars they have and had! (Then again, I've never owned a car...does that mean I've never really lives?? ;)

My WoW pick is here!

Sara said...

This sounds so good! :)

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Sab H. said...

Ha! Sounds fun!
Mine's here! ;D

Christina T said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. I like the idea of using the cars symbolically. I hope that Ivy overcomes her fear of driving.

Here is my WoW pick.

Joy said...

Interesting, I do remember cars and what I was doing when I had a particular model..have fun reading.
Here is mine.


Books and Life

Cassandra said...

My WoW pick is here.

Book Crazy Jenn said...

That sounds like a unique novel idea :) Should be intresting to see what you think! :)

My WOW is very different this week - it's about protecting the Dolphins

Hunting the Dragon

Carin said...

Love that cover! As the driver of an embarrassing (but free) car, I really identify with the symbolism.

Here's mine:
http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Serpentine Librarian said...

This looks like a fun book!

My WOW pick is at The Serpentine Library.

Lori said...

It looks to be a fun read. I hope that one you get your book, that you enjoy it. I hope that one you get your book, that you enjoy it. I hope that one you get your book, that you enjoy it. Here's mine.

Jessica Lawlor said...

Here's mine!

http://jessicalawlor.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Crystal said...

This sounds really good. I'll have to look for it.

Mine is here

Kay said...

I am really loving that cover!

Here's my pick for the week - Kiss of Death

Cinnamon said...

That sounds really cute. We could definitely see the progression of our marriage in our vehicles. ;)

My WoW is up as well.

Jess said...

'The Awakening' is my pick for today: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-awakening.html

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Wendy said...

I love that concept - cars from marriage :)

Here is mine this week: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Sounds like a good one!

Here's mine :)

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-24-2010.html

chelleyreads said...

cars from a marriage sounds really interesting and sounds like a fun read!

here is my WoW: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-i-covet-shadow-hills-by-anastasia.html

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Very interesting!! I've seen books where they use dresses or outfits as life landmarks but never cars!!

Here's my WoW Pick!!

Ella Press said...

Here's my WoW.
Happy Wednesday!

Stacy said...

what a great idea for a novel...i will definitely have to add cars from a marriage to my tbr pile!

here's my WoW pick for the week...Fever Dream by Childs/Preston
http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

oh, boy! what the car history in my family would reveal!!

Here's mine!

Missy B. said...

That definitely sounds like something different!

Here is my pick:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

Cars from a Marriage sounds awesome. I like how she likens her marriage to cars; very original.

Here's my WoW!

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/03/24/waiting-on-wednesday-3/

Lauren said...

That sounds quirky!

My pick is here.

Kristi said...

Here is my WoW pick.

Jessica said...

My picks are here: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com

Elena said...

Here's my pick for the week: http://allbookedup-elena.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-silver-borne.html

ninefly said...

my wishlist this week: Great Call of China

Chantele said...

Here's mine!:)
http://alwayssomethingtoread.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Stephanie said...

That book looks like fun!

Here's mine:

http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I chose Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready!

http://alexreadsbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Melange said...

Great post! This book looks good. About to put it on my wishlist.

Here's my post

http://melangesreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jackie said...

Cool concept!

Mine is here

BASH said...

Here's my Wow:
http://bash-a-book.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

thekams said...

Interesting concept; sounds neat!

Here's mine.

shelburns said...

The title alone intrigued me! Here's mine; better late than never!

http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-inconvenient.html

BaristaDeb said...

Jill and everyone! This is Debra Galant, the author of "Cars from a Marriage" and I'm so thrilled you picked my book. It just totally made my day.

I wanted to tell all of you a couple of things. First, to promote my book, I'm having a contest and giving away a free iPod nano (as well as three copies of the book). Just go to my Facebook fan page, join the group and post a little story of your own about cars and love.

Second, for any book groups that reads my book in May or June, I will be happy to talk to your group by speakerphone. Just contact me through my website.

Thanks again for picking my book! Hope you all like it.

Caitlin said...

Almost forgot today.. http://visionquestfail.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_24.html

Ari said...

http://teensactuallyread.blogspot.com/2010/03/wow-yes-more-memes.html
My first try at it :)

Ari

Debbie's World of Books said...

My pick http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2010/03/24/waiting-on-wednesday-324-ten-things-i-love-about-you-by-julia-quinn/

fantasylover12001 said...

That book kind of sounds fun. Here's my pick: http://fangirlsview.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-insatiable.html

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Here's Mine A whole lot different to yours by the looks of it

oO Mariana Oo said...

Nice Teaser, ours is in here:
http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

-Smart Girls Read

daniel john said...

This one sounds sort of fun.
Here's my pick....




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