Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Widower's Tale

"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:

The Widower's Tale
By Julia Glass
Publication Date: September 7

From Amazon:

In a quirky farmhouse outside Boston, seventy-year-old Percy Darling enjoys a vigorous but mostly solitary life—until, in a complex scheme to help his oldest daughter through a crisis, he allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn. The abrupt transformation of Percy’s rural refuge into a lively, youthful community compels him to reexamine the choices he’s made since his wife’s death, three decades ago, in a senseless accident that haunts him still. No longer can he remain aloof from his neighbors, his two grown daughters, or, to his shock, the precarious joy of falling in love.

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!

89 comments:

Tina's Blog said...

I have enjoyed Glass' other books...this one is going on my list!
Here's my pick:
http://booksaremything.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

INCiDeNT said...

Seems like a good one...

My pick this week.

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

My WoW pick this week: Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime.

Diane said...

Jill...this sounds promising. I was a bit disappointed with this author's last 2 books, but I'd be willing to give this one a shot. Great pick.

Here is my WOW pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-ice-princess.html

Manga Maniac said...

Your pick looks really good!

Mine are here:

http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=3953

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds very lovely.

here is my WoW:

http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesdaytwelveth-grade.html

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Here's my WoW for this week!

jacabur1 said...

Interesting, never heard of the author.

Here is mine this week: http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesdaymay-5th.html

jackie b central texas

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm a Julia Glass fan so I'll be looking for this. Great pick!
Here's mine.

Christina/Book Addict said...

Great pick! It sounds pretty interesting. Here's mine: http://bookaddictchris.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-queens-daughter.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love Julia Glass! Now I can't wait for this one, either.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

Sa Toya said...

Ooh la la! I've never read any books by this author. The cover is very sweet though.
Here's mine a bit of YA

Becky said...

Sounds interesting! Here's mine!

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

A seventy year old falling in love - how sweet!
Here's my choice

Book Sake said...

Sounds like a good heartfelt story.

Our pick is at BookSake.

Tina said...

Ive never heard of this author....might have to read this one...

my pick http://www.tinasbookreviews.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Kelly Peres said...

This is not something i would normally read but it sounds good enough to warn my friend she might need to check out!!

My WoW is Here

Kathy Martin said...

This is the book I want to hold in my hand. I have already ready the ebook - twice! - and loved it.

Mouse and Dragon by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller!

Bronagh said...

Here's my pick for this week: http://absolutelyalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Sara said...

This sounds really good!

Here's mine:
http://sarasbookjourney.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com said...

WOW:

http://emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com/2010/05/05/waiting-on-wednesday-my-name-is-memory/

Yours sounds promising

Serpentine Librarian said...

Your pick sounds really interesting.

My WoW is Wolven by Di Toft.

Ophelia99 said...

Here's mine!

Alayne said...

This sounds like a good heart-warming read. My WOW pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Here's my post!

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

http://starmetaloak.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-pegasus-by-robin.html

Jen G. said...

I enjoyed Three Junes, but didn't realize she'd published anything else. Oops. This one sounds wonderful. Thanks!

Mine is at The Introverted Reader.

Lori said...

This one sounds interesting...may need to add it to my TBR list!

Here's my pick this week:

http://sobookish.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-driftwood-lane-by.html

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good one! Like the cover:)

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

Stacy said...

sounds like an arubt change!

here's mine ~ the prince of mist by shadow of the wind author!
http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jami said...

Here is my pick for the week:

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

brizmus said...

Oh, this one actually sounds absolutely fabulous!

Mine's here!

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Very great pick! I'll be adding it to my list =)

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

Carin said...

Oh, I've always heard such great things about Julia Glass, but I've not been able to get around to her yet! Mine is called Perfect Reader: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-perfect-reader.html

elizabeth said...

Awesome pick!

Mine is here

vampira2468 said...

Mine
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/haunted-undead/

Christina T said...

The Widower's Tale sounds really good. I like the idea of the progressive preschool. My mom teaches at a Montessori school that has a "farm school" for junior high. I think it is a neat idea.

Here is my WoW pick

Erika said...

I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds really interesting!

My pick this week: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Mama Bookworm said...

Julia Glass isn’t an author I’ve read before. Sounds interesting though.

Here is mine.

http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-cinco-de-mayo.html

Mary (BookHounds) said...

I didn't know that Julia Glass had a new book! Thanks Jill.

Here is mine: Nancy's Theory of Style by Grace Coopersmith.

http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-nancys-theory-of.html

PolishOutlander said...

This sounds like a heartwarming read.
Here is my pick

Kim said...

Here is mine.

http://butterflybookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-mermaids-mirror-by.html

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

A preschool in his barn? How interesting!! Great pick!

Here's my WoW pick!

Mel said...

This is my first WOW, but I have been following others for a while. There are some great books on these blogs! Here is my WOW pick.

Joy said...

I have had her books on my list before but have never started this one. I think it's time to try her out. Here is my pick! Books and Life

MissHavoc said...

This sounds promising. Not my usual genre, but it's nice to switch it up sometimes. My WoW this week is Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. Check it out here:

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

Lizzy said...

oo sounds good! Here's mine: http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-may-5.html

Jess said...

Looks interesting ...

Here's one I'm waiting on - You Wish

thekams said...

This sounds really cute, and interesting.

Here's min.

Lale said...

I don't often read books about people who are a very different age to me, but I think my mom might like this- she's into progressive preschools! (Started one for my friends and me, actually!)

Here's my pick for the week: http://thelifeoflale.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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

It's going on the list! Great pick!

Here's mine.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I love these kinds of stories of unexpected love! Here's my pick.

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this one, but it sounds good! Here's my WOW this week:

http://iswimforoceans.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-55.html

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

The name Percy Darling makes me think of Rick Riordan's series and Peter Pan...but the book sounds excellent! Here's my WoW for this week:

http://www.rebloco.com/2010/05/05/waiting-on-wednesday-9/

Literary Wonders said...

Interesting pick!!

Here my WOW, Literary Wonders

chelleyreads said...

sounds like a good one! i've never heard of this author. my PICK this week

Amber said...

This weekly reminder is killing me! :D

www.booksinchains.blogspot.com

llt806 said...

This one sure sounds interesting!

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

Rose said...

That books sounds amazing! Sad I'm sure, but touching :).

Here is my WoW pick for the week!

Valerie Kemp said...

I would probably pick this up just because of the cover! Sounds good.

Here's mine: Sisters Red

ladystorm said...

I picked out a few instead of just one this time.

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

Have a great day,
Stormi

Emily said...

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

NotNessie said...

Interesting pick!

This is my first time participating in WoW. Here's my pick.

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

I haven't read anything by Glass yet but this one looks cute.

Here's mine.

Trillian said...

Here's my WoW
http://trillianbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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Michelle said...

Sounds good!

My pick is The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1: The Shadows by Jacqueline West

Megan said...

This sounds excellent. I really liked Three Junes, so this will definitely be one I'm waiting for, too!

Here's mine!

luv46kdz said...

Sorry about that, realized I'd posted to the whole blog and not just the wow.

Sounds like a good book, quite a shock to the system having a pre-school on the premises.

here's My WOW

That's better ; )
Paula

Beverly said...

Sounds good! Here is mine

deltay said...

Nice pick!

Here's mine: http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

Dren said...

Looks like a great book! Here's my WoW pick for this week!

http://drensb-spot.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-moon-sworn-by-keri.html

Elena said...

Here's my pick for the week: "Waiting on Wednesday".

Lori Hedgpeth said...

Sounds like a great pick, Jill!

My WOW pick is here: http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-may-5-2010.html

Violet said...

That sounds like an uplifting & heart-warming book.

My WoW is at The Eager Readers.

Carina said...

That looks really interesting! I'm adding it to my wishlist. My pick for this week is here.

Carina said...

This looks really interesting! I'm adding it to my wishlist. My pick for this week is here.

bermudaonion said...

What a great pick! I love Julia Glass!

Yesenia said...

Sounds great! Check mine out @ Silly Little Game Called Life

Little Miss Becky :) said...

I've always good things about Julia Glass books!

My WoW pick is here

Stephanie said...

I have enjoyed other books by this author, so it should be good.

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

Kristi said...

You've got a good pick this week. I am going to be looking for this one.

Here is my WoW pick.

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

Anisa said...

this looks like a book that i could read and be pleasantly surprised about. thanks for sharing it!

my pick: http://heartsinmotionbooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-is-weekly-event.html

Rebecca Fabian said...

Hi, just found your blog through the blog hop. I love the idea of "Waiting on" Wednesday and hope to participate next week. How are you liking Brunonia Barry's new book? I loved The Lace Reader, but haven't read the 2nd one yet. My bookstore is having our 2nd event with her next Monday, and I'm excited to meet her.

Tez said...

Sounds cool!
Here's mine:
http://booksandtheuniverse.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-translucent-v-4.html

lilly said...

I have Three Junes but I have yet to read it. I honestly don't know what I'm waiting for since I heard it was really good and this new one sounds good as well.

My pick: http://lilly-readingextravaganza.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-broken-by-karin.html

Mel said...

That looks like a good book. Here is my WoW pick.

lilly said...

Just making my link easier to reach.

Here it is

Kelly Peres said...

I have heard some up and down things on this other but this book does seem good might add this to my TBR
My WoW is Here