Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Weekend

"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 Weekend
By Bernhard Schlink
Publication Date: October 12

From Amazon:

Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They excavate old memories and pass clandestine judgments on the wildly divergent paths they’ve taken since their youth. But this isn’t just any reunion, and their conversations about the old days aren’t your typical reminiscences: After twenty-four years, Jörg, a convicted murderer and terrorist, has been released from prison. The announcement of his pardon sends shock waves throughout the country, but before the announcement, his friends gather for his first weekend of freedom. They are invited by Jörg’s devoted sister, Christiane, whose overwhelming concern for her brother’s safety is matched only by the unrelenting pull of Marko, a unnervingly passionate young man intent on having Jörg continue to fight for the cause.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!

34 comments:

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great WoW choice! Sounds like an intense read. Thanks for hosting :)

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

Wow, this sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing (and hosting).

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I am so excited to read about this new book by the author of The Reader. That was a fabulous book, and this one sounds like it will be, too.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/waiting-on-wednesday-15/

Literary Cravings said...

Great pick, sound very interesting!!!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

This sounds like a good read! ;)

Heidi V said...

Great choice it sounds like a really good read...

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds a little like the Big Chill with a twist. Good pick

Aleksandra said...

Great choice! Sounds really interesting!

Diane said...

wow Jill; this one sounds like a great book club selection as well. Adding it to my list! thanks

Tina's Blog said...

I'm always interested in the author's whose work was selected as one of her book club picks. I hadn't thought about The Reader or Bernhard Schlink in a long time! This one sounds interesting.

bookfanmary said...

It sounds interesting - like Laurel-Rain it gets my attention because of the author. I'll be watching for reviews.

Book Sake said...

What a twist in the plot for your choice!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, I've got to read that one - I loved The Reader!!

Aimee said...

Wow, that sounds intense!

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

Looks great!!! I'm #28!

Grace said...

Looks like a good one! Happy Reading!:-)

Ladybug said...

The description got me intrigued. Sounds like a different read!

Alayne said...

Oooh great pick! Looks so intriguing!
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

Missy B. said...

I haven't heard of this one before...sounds like it could be good!

Staci said...

I want to read this one. Loved The Reader!!

abookwormshaven.com said...

Your book sounds really interesting. I liked the first part of the description enough to look into it but then the ending added that extra layer of intrigue, very nice :)

booksploring said...

I had to read The Reader for a course I did....I thought it was really good. This one looks great - probably time I read another one by Schlink!

Joy said...

Sounds pretty different and I am going to add it to my never ending list of TBR.. Have a great week Jill!

Collegiate Bookworm said...

Great WoW! Definitely intense! Sounds like it'll be a great read.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Dare I say, your pick sounds explosive! A little different from The Big Chill, isn't it?

JL said...

The Weekend sounds great! Good WoW choice.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great cover on this one!! I hadn't heard of it before.

nomadreader said...

Fantastic! I hadn't heard about the new Schlink!

Alison said...

That sounds like an interesting book. The released terrorist is definitely a unique twist.

celi.a said...

Oh, that sounds like a great book! Just the blurb has me shivering in anticipation. Nice pick!

Marie said...

NICE! I had no idea he had a new one coming. I was a big fan of THE READER- wow!

Patricia Leppla said...

Sounds very interesting - just another book to add to my "to-read" list

asda said...

初次造訪,安安^^

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