Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: World and Town

"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:

World and Town
By Gish Jen
Publication Date: October 5

From Amazon:
Hattie Kong—the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China—has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. But now, two years later, it is time for Hattie to start over. What Hattie makes of this situation is at the center of a novel that asks deep and absorbing questions about religion, home, America, what neighbors are, what love is, and, in the largest sense, what “worlds” we make of the world.

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!

36 comments:

Literary Cravings said...

Interesting pick!! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!!

Chachic said...

Thanks for always hosting this meme! Hope you enjoy your pick when it comes out. :)

shield maiden said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Thank you for sponsoring this meme. I'm finding a lot of good reads :).

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks great! I am adding it to my list.

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting :)

Erika said...

interesting choice! the premise is definitely something that interests me. it sounds like one of those life-changing stories!

Diane said...

This one seems like another one I would like; thanks Jill. Here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/07/waiting-on-wednesday-healer.html

Mary said...

That's a new one to me. I'll watch for it.

JL said...

Sounds like a good read! Sorry if my link shows up twice. Had some issues with browser and it didn't seem to work first time.

abookwormshaven.com said...

Your pick looks great this week :)

marnesandnoble said...

Here's my pick for the week. And it will be out soon!
http://marnesandnoble.blogspot.com/2010/07/waiting-on-wednesday-stiltsville.html

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds so beautiful and introspective.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

That sounds interesting ...and deep!

melissa said...

Interesting pick. Sort of reminds me of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

My pick this week is Hothouse by Chris Lynch.

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Waiting on Wednesday is my new favorite middle of the week event!

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a thought provoking novel.

Alayne said...

This is a great pick! I think it sounds so fascinating.
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds fascinating...I'd love to read it!

Kaylee. said...

i love this meme :) it's such an awesome idea!

booksploring said...

I always look forward to Wednesday...you always choose such interesting books :-)

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Great choice this week! Sounds like lots of self discovery to be had for Hattie.

Thanks for hosting :)

Kellie (secondstarbooks) said...

Lots of great picks this week, my TBR list is growing!

elizabeth said...

Interesting choice!

Lorin said...

I don't participate in this meme often, but these were too good to pass up.

Thanks for hosting!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This one sounds like an amazing life story and what a gorgeous cover!

Violet said...

World and Town has a lovely cover! How sad to have lost both her husband and best friend to cancer. This sounds like a book that requires tissues. Hope Hattie's fresh start turns out to be filled with hope and happiness.

Katie said...

Thanks!

Sarah said...

thanks for hosting this! It is a lot of fun to see what everyone picks!

YA Book Lover said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Mandina said...

Forgot to do this last week, glad I remembered and had an idea of what to post this week!

Jana said...

First time doing Waiting on Wednesday! Thanks for hosting.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I definitely want to read YOUR pick!

雅俊芬凱陳許 said...

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Lisa said...

Hi Jill! This book sounds amazing and I'm adding it to my list right now. I hope you get a chance to read it when it comes out. Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Hi Jill! This book sounds amazing and I'm adding it to my list right now. I hope you get a chance to read it when it comes out. Have a great weekend!

By the way, I just posted my review of Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson and I think it is one that you'd really like. Southern Fiction at it's best!

ayanamifaerudo said...

Hmmm... This genre is not exactly my cup of tea but it sounds interesting. Time for me to venture out of my comfort zone. :)