Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Father of the Rain

"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:

Father of the Rain
By Lily King
Publication Date: July 1

From Amazon:

When 11-year-old Daley’s parents separate, she is thrust into a chaotic adult world of competition, indulgence, and manipulation. Unable to place her allegiance, she gently toes the thickening line between her parents’ worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother, and the conservative, liquor-soaked life of her father. But without her mother there to keep him in line, Daley’s father’s basest impulses are unleashed, and Daley has to choose her own survival over the father she still loves. As she grows into adulthood, Daley retreats from the New England country-club culture that nourished her father’s fears and addictions, attempting to live outside his influence. Until he hits rock bottom. Faced with the chance to free her father from 60 years of dependency, Daley must decide whether repairing their broken relationship is worth losing not only her professional dreams, but the love of her life.

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!

85 comments:

Astrid (Mrs.B) said...

That sounds interesting! Check out what I'm waiting for and it's not a book....
http://theliterarystew.blogspot.com

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great!
Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

This book sounds great! A difficult choice and the things one choose to do for ones family. I'm adding this one on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

I'm waiting for Mistwood.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a heart-breaking story.
My WOW pick is here.

Jan von Harz said...

The summary sounds like this could be a very emotional ride. I am thinking Daley will try to deal with her father despite the history.

here is me WoW
http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/isbn9780061728914-authorbushnell.html

Christina / Book Addict said...

It does sound like a sad, yet interesting story. Here's mine:

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

Kelly Peres said...

I haven't heard of this book but it has me intrigued, checking it out now!

My WoW pick is Here

Anonymous said...

Mine is here
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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

This book sounds like an emotionally hard read, but a good one.

My pick for the week is The Imperfectionists.

CMash said...

Definitely sounds like a good book. here is my "WOW"
CMash

ReaganStar said...

Here is my WOW entry :-)

http://www.starshadowblog.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Introverted Jen said...

That sounds a bit wrenching.

Here's mine.

Lizzy said...

Hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. Here's my pick this week:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-march-17.html

Karissa E said...
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Karissa E said...

Haven't hear of this book before; hope it's a great read! Here's mine.

Lacey J Edwards said...

I have an interview with the authors of my WOW pick today! The Familiars.
http://ljboldyrev.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-week-10.html

Karissa E said...

Here's mine.

With a working link this time :-)

Vicki said...

Interesting, I agree, it sounds emotional.

Here's mine http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Tampa BookWorm said...

Here is mine: http://tampabookworm.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Happy Reading!

Manga Maniac said...

Your pick sounds intense!

Here is mine:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3820

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds like a good, though perhaps difficult, read.

You inspired my WoW pick this week, Jill! :) It's over at bookwanderer.

INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...
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INCiDeNT (Kayleigh) said...

Sounds like a good one. ;)

My WoW is Kresley Cole's upcoming release.

Laurie T said...

Another really interesting choice!

Mine is here: http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting. Here's mine: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Jennifer said...

We have such similar taste in books! This one looks great!

Here's my pick.

bermudaonion said...

What's sad is that sounds like the way a lot of kids have to live these days.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds intense, and like something I would love!

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/waiting-on-wednesday/

j said...

Here is mine:
http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-week-eight.html

ninefly said...

WoW: The Child Thief
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/03/wishlist-wednesday-child-thief.html

Unknown said...

Sounds interesting!

Here is my WoW: http://swordsforfighting.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Alayne said...

This looks like a powerful novel. Great pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Missy B. said...

That sounds good! I will have to check it out.

Here is my pick!

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

joyh82 said...

Sounds like you might need a hanky to read this one.. Here is mine.
Books and Life

Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. I love the cover.

Here is my "WoW"

Unknown said...

Sounds really deep and involved. You still find the best books to show off on WOW, ones I don't think I would have found otherwise, yet really tempt me to read. Thanks for broadening my reading horizons.

Mine is here.

Anonymous said...

Love the cover. Here is mine.

Christina T said...

Sounds like a really heavy story. I haven't heard of this one before. It looks like a good bookclub book.

Here is my WoW pick.

Anonymous said...

Sounds intense!

Here's mine.

Jenna said...

Here's mine!

Carin Siegfried said...

Okay I think this cameout this week but I just heard about it and haven't seen it anywhere so I'm still considering it pre-pub in my own mind!
http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

Cassandra said...

That sounds really deep!

My pick of the week is actually two books this time. They're both coming out this week, and I just couldn't decide. You can see it here.

Anonymous said...

That sounds intense! Here is mine

Unknown said...

This looks really interesting!

Here is my pick for the week - The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice

Billy Burgess said...

Interesting book!!

http://ramblingsofacoffeeaddictedwrter.blogspot.com/

Sab H. said...

That sounds real good!

Mine's here!

Valerie Kemp said...

Ooh, I love the title of this! That would make me read it alone!

Here's mine.

Unknown said...

Your choice sounds goods.
Here is mine :)

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

Crystal said...

Your pick sounds interesting

Here's my WoW
http://crystalsbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-will-grayson-will.html

Shonda said...

Sounds like a good read.

Here's what I'm waiting for:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

nomadreader said...

Great pick! My choice this week is The Lovers by Vendela Vida.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Your pick sounds like an emotional roller coaster! I hope it has a redemptive ending. Here's mine!

Ha! My word verification is "scone." I take that as a sign to eat the extra one I bought at breakfast!

Minding Spot said...

Sounds intriguing!!

Here is mine:

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

Ella Preuss said...

Here's my pick for this week!

Brenda said...

My pick is here: The Timekeeper's Moon

Eli said...

Sounds good!

Here's my choice:

http://tainted-poet.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

Lori said...

Not my type of book, but it seems to captured the eye of other potential readers. I hope that you will enjoy it, once you get it. Here's mine

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This one sounds intense!! I hope you enjoy it.

Here is my WoW pick!!

Mardel said...

I've got my waits up over at http://mardel-rabidreader.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I enjoy reading books about the relationship between an adult child and their parent. They are usually emotionally trying, but satisfying at the same time.

Here's my WoW!

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/03/17/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

Lauren said...

That sounds really heart-wrenching!

Mine's here

Sara said...

Wow this looks so so good and I really like the cover!

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/03/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html

Little Miss Becky :) said...

This one sounds so sad and moving! Great pick!

Here's my Wow for the week!

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Feed by Mira Grant

Kath said...

Here's Mine (Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken)

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

Andrea said...

Here is my WoW

Literary Cravings said...

Cool book!!! Here's mine!!
Literary Wonders

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Sounds like a great tear jerker. I hope you enjoy it.

Here's Mine

Today I Read said...

That sounds like an interesting character study indeed. Sins of the parents and all that. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.

Just published my WoW for this week:
The Ides of July Make for Beautiful (If Heartrending) Music

Ann-Kat @ Today, I Read...

Melissa said...

desperately waiting on The Sending an The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody!

http://www.bibliochic.com/2010/03/17/waiting-on-wednesday-6/

Morgan said...

Wow, this book sounds really good. I'm defiantly adding it to my wishlist.

I also participated in this meme, this week.

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

Eeleen Lee said...

I am waiting for Ian McEwans next book 'Solar'



http://www.ianmcewan.com

Anonymous said...

I participated on Wednesday, but forgot about this key element... posting the link here.
http://piscesmuse.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/382/

It's been a rather hectic busy week for me.

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