Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Strangers at the Feast

"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:

Strangers at the Feast
By Jennifer Vanderbes
Publication Date: August 3

From Simon & Schuster:

On Thanksgiving Day 2007, as the country teeters on the brink of a recession, three generations of the Olson family gather. Eleanor and Gavin worry about their daughter, a single academic, and her newly adopted Indian child, and about their son, who has been caught in the imploding real-estate bubble. While the Olsons navigate the tensions and secrets that mark their relationships, seventeen-year-old Kijo Jackson and his best friend Spider set out from the nearby housing projects on a mysterious job. A series of tragic events bring these two worlds ever closer, exposing the dangerously thin line between suburban privilege and urban poverty, and culminating in a crime that will change everyone’s 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!

100 comments:

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

What an interesting choice. I love the ripped effect on the "label" - will have to check it out!

My pick this week - The Fortune of Carmen Navarro

Erika said...

great pick! i wonder how they all connect in the end

mine's here

Diane said...

okay Jill, once again you've hooked me with your selection. It sounds awesome.

here is my pick: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-leaving-rock.html

Sa Toya said...

Ooh....sounds mind boggling...I like that!

Vampires and Sisters are my choices this week!

Staci said...

This one is intriguing to be sure!!

here's my pick for the week:

http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-pick-forge.html

Staci said...

This one is intriguing to be sure!!

here's my pick for the week:

http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-pick-forge.html

Jan von Harz said...
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Jan von Harz said...

The summary on this sounds intriguing. I like how authors bring together characters from different backgrounds for a surprising result.

Forgot my WoW the first time:

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-by.html

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'll be watching for it. Sounds like a really good read! Here's my WoW pick.

Tina's Blog said...

I haven't heard of this one before...sounds good!
Here's my pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Manga Maniac said...

Your pick looks like a good read!

Mine are here:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3990

jacabur1 said...

The pick this week sounds intriguing, have to check out your choice myself.
Mine this week is : http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-may-19th.html


jackie b central texas

PolishOutlander said...

Wow, what a book for the times. Curious to see how these two storylines would intersect.
Here is my pick

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

Oh that one is definitely going on the list!! Great pick!

Mine is here.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Here is mine!

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-jealousy-strange.html

Christina/Book Addict said...

Definitely an interesting choice. Great pick this week! Here's mine: http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-cate-of-lost.html

Book Sake said...
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Book Sake said...

This one looks like a really good choice.

Our pick is at BookSake.

Abby said...

I have got a super duper Waiting on Wednesday this week - my list of books I'll be looking for next week at BEA! http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2010/05/super-duper-waiting-on-wednesday.html

emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com said...

Intriguing

My pick for this week is "Return to Paradise" by Simone Elkeles (I am addicted to her writing):

http://emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com/2010/05/19/waiting-on-wednesday-return-to-paraside-by-simone-elkeles/

Missy said...

Hmm, sounds like a good book!

Here's mine:

http://missyreadsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Hmm I don't think it'll be my cup of tea but I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

Here's mine

Sabrina (about happy books) said...

The cover looks very interesting.

Here's my pick

booksploring said...

Great cover...and sounds like a great story to match!

Here’s my pick!

E.J. Stevens said...

Great pick!

My Waiting on Wednesday pick "Other" is here.

What are you waiting on?

xx,
E.J

Kathy Martin said...

I am waiting anxiously for two YA books this week. My WoW post is at Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

Aimee said...

My Wow is Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews, the 4th in the series.

http://coffeetablepress.blogspot.com

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a timely story! Great cover, too.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/waiting-on-wednesday-10/

thebookfairyhaven said...

Your pick sounds like a very interesting choice - and it is something that I'm definitely going to add to my list.

Here is my link:
http://bookfairyhaven.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-poison-diaries.html

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

My pick this week is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Jenners said...

This sounds like a very intriguing book ... I wonder how the two stories intertwine?

This week, I'm all excited that Bill Bryson has a new book coming out in October!

Jami said...

Here is my WoW pick!

http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

That sounds good but potentially sad. You'll have to know what you think about it if you read it.

Here's mine.

Wendy said...

Interesting pick!

Here is mine: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Ophelia99 said...

Interesting pick!
Here's mine.

Angel said...

Great pick, here's my WOw for this week http://readingangel002.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Alayne said...

This looks like something I would enjoy, contemporary and emotionally suspenseful. Nice pick! My WOW choice is at The Crowded Leaf.

Mel said...

Looks good! Here is my pick for the week: WoW

Mary (BookHounds) said...

That sounds like a good choice Jill.
Here is mine:

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-fly-away-home-by.html

ladystorm said...

Not heard of your pick.

Here is mine:

http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Kimberly H. said...

Great Pick!


Here's mine: http://simmietaye.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Interesting pick =)

http://agoodaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Great choice!

Here's my pick for this week: http://daisychainbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-9-bright-young.html

bermudaonion said...

That sounds like quite a book!

Carin said...

Your book sounds terrific. I'm going to have to look for that one int he S&S catalog. Mine I've been waiting to do for weeks but they changed the ittle and then it was forever before the publisher posted a jacket image but finally it's here! http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-other-mothers-club.html

GABY said...

Hello!

Interesting choice...

Here is my pick: http://oh-my-books.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Kelly Peres said...

OHHHHH THIS DOES SOUND COOL!! I'm looking into this one forsure!!

My WoW is HERE

vampireprincess said...

MINE
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/let-the-undead-battle-end/

elizabeth said...

Sounds interesting.

My pick is here

Sab H. said...

My Wow is here!

toothy said...

sounds like you have a really good book there.

here is mine

Pixie said...

Sounds like your pick will be a good read. My wow is posted here - http://www.pageturnersblog.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Sara said...

This sounds really interesting! Great pick :D

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

Sara said...
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kempsey said...

Great pick, that sounds really interesting! Here is mine for this week

http://abookwormshaven.com/2010/05/19/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

Joy said...

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

Violet said...

Intriguing! I am a little scared to find out how they all end up crossing paths. Sounds a bit ominous.

My WoW is at The Eager Readers.

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

Wow, that sounds really powerful.

I picked Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Jen G. said...

I'm curious how that all comes together.

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Melanie said...

WoW is so dangerous for my TBR pile!
Here's mine: http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/waiting-on-wednesday-the-ligher-side-of-life-and-death

Aleksandra said...

Sounds really interesting! Here's my WoW: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

I want to know what the crime is and how financial differences effect the characters. Great pick! Here's my WoW:

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/05/19/waiting-on-wednesday-11/

thekams said...

Sounds good!

Here's mine.

MissHavoc said...

cool story! My pick is The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

http://cryhavocandturnthepage.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-replacement.html

Melanie said...

I did a second one this week. I kept feeling indecisive. Pick number two is The Tension of Opposites (with trailer): http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/waiting-on-wednesday-the-tension-of-opposites

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

Here is my pick:

http://midnightsapphiresbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wendnesday-51910.html

Crystal said...
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Crystal said...

good pick!

I linked to the wrong post..here's my WoW

http://crystalsbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-extraordinary.html

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Nice pick!

Here is mine

http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

Lale said...

I should check this out- it actually sounds a lot like something my mom would really enjoy. Here's my pick: http://thelifeoflale.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Very interesting pick!! Looks intense!!

Here's my WoW pick!!

Jess said...

Sounds interesting ...

Here is one I'm waiting on - Linger

Megan said...

I chose 2 books this week. Here's my post.

Sara said...

My WoW post is here: http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-28.html

Jessica said...

Everytime I come over here to post I find another book on your blog that I want :). Love it!

My post this week - Shadow Hills

deltay said...

Whew-wee, that's a lot of characters in the summary.

Mine's at http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

llt806 said...

That sounds like a good read!

Our picks are here:http://readergirls.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Beverly said...

Looks like a good one!

Come to The Wormhole to check out mine!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Great pick this week!

Mine is here!

luv46kdz said...

Your book choice sounds very good.

Here's my WOW

Paula

Lori said...

Sorry I ran alittle late posting this... Here's mine.

Meg said...

My friend Jess has hers up! I'm adding it for her while she's on vacation. :)

http://jessicalawlor.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Here's my choice: Infinite days by Rebecca Maizel.

http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-infinite-days-by.html

Michelle said...

Here's my WoW pick this week!

Serpentine Librarian said...

Love the cover of this one!

My WOW pick this week is Nightshade

INCiDeNT said...

Sounds interesting. ;-)

My WoW.

Page (One Book At A Time) said...

Here is mine

http://onebooktime.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-captive-queen-by.html

Stephanie said...

Here is my pick:

http://www.curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com

brizmus said...

This one sounds absolutely awesome - totally interesting! I've never heard of it, but now I'll definitely look into checking it out!

Mine's here!

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Carina said...

Ooo, that looks great! I'm adding it to my wishlist. My pick for this week is here.

Kathy Martin said...

Here is my WoW post. I couldn't decide and had to make two choices.

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

I love the concept! And the cover. =)

My pick is HUNTRESS by Malinda Lo.

Rachel said...

My pick this week: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
www.raesamm.blogspot.com

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Lora said...

Just tagged you, look @ my blog to see the questions, then copy them here and reply yourself please! =)

http://readwithstyle.blogspot.com/

裕以 said...

「不可能」這個字詞,在聰明人的字典中是找不到的。.............................................

The Bookish Type said...

This sounds very interesting and realistic! Great choice! This meme is a great idea! I'm learning about all kinds of books I need to be looking out for!

Here's my first ever WoW post!

thebookfairyhaven said...

Here's my pick for this week :)
http://bookfairyhaven.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-torment.html

NotNessie said...

Interesting pick. Here's my WoW.