Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Being Polite to Hitler

"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:

Being Polite to Hitler
By Robb Forman Dew
Publication Date: January 6

From Amazon:

After teaching and raising her family for most of her life, Agnes Scofield realizes she is truly weary of her routine. But how, at 51, to establish a separate identity?
Her newfound freedom may not sit so well with the rest of the Scofields, who operate strictly within the confines of polite Midwestern values. They'd be polite to Hitler if need be. But underneath the fa├žade, private triumphs and tragedies---including struggles with alcoholism and illicit affairs-simmer, and Agnes finds herself becoming even more entangled in the family web.
Being Polite to Hitler is a richly wrought portrait of a woman coming into her own in the middle of her life and a family that experiences passions, joys, and grief against the backdrop of the post-WWII era.

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!

39 comments:

Lizzy said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, but the synopsis definitely piqued my interest.

Danny said...

Intriguing pick!! Thanks for hosting this Feature!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

TheBookishSnob said...

I like the blurb you shared for the book. It can be extremely stifling when you're expected to be and act a certain way. Hope you enjoy the book when it comes out :)

Here's my WOW for the week

Straylights said...

I haven't heard of this one yet either but it sounds super interesting. I think Waiting on Wednesday is my new favorite thing to do :)

Ladybug said...

Now that's a title to grab your interest.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Thanks for hosting WoW!

Julie said...

What a title. As Ladybug said, it's certainly attention grabbing. I like the idea of the story and the cover. Interesting pick.

sablelexi said...

That is an interesting title, and I like that its explained right in the book description. Sometimes books with really creative titles like that leave me wondering even after I read it exactly where the title came from. The book itself sounds interesting as well.

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Manga Maniac said...

I haven't heard of this one before, it looks interesting. Hope you get to read it when it comes out.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Quite an interesting pick! Makes you wonder how you can be polite to a person like Hitler

Tina's Blog said...

I really want to read this one!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I had this one on my wish list Jill, although the title kind of IRKS me...LOL

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

What a title! Interesting pick

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one, Jill. I love stories about finding oneself, especially when everything already seems set in a particular pattern.

justpeachy36 said...

Looks like a great pick. Sounds really interesting.

Mary said...

Attention-grabbing title, to be sure!

TheBookGirl said...

Great pick Jill!
Never would have guessed what the book was really about, solely based on the title...the summary makes it sound like something I would really like.
Thanks for hosting this program :)

PolishOutlander said...

This sounds like a good pick for my mother-in-law. I'll have to keep in mind for her.

Gina said...

I love the title. It sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy the book when it releases!

Sherri said...

Love your pick this week and its too funny that the tea cup is my dinnerware!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fascinating choice!

bermudaonion said...

I got this recently and I'm really excited about it too!

Melissa said...

Oh wow...I never heard of this one before, but that blurb is enticing. Great choice!

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

That's an amazing title for a book!

Kelly said...

I hadn't heard of this one either, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for hosting this!

Joy said...

Interesting title..lol sounds like a good pick.
Joy at Books and Life

Have a great week!

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Definitely an eye-catching title!

Gwendolyn B. said...

What a title! Sounds like an interesting story, too -- one that lots of women will relate to.

jackie b central texas said...

Have not heard of your pick before, hope you get it Jill although not my reading preference because of the time period....


jackie ^_^

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

Your pick sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my list!

lulilut said...

I haven't heard of this one but I like the blurb. I'll put this on my to-read list. Thanks!

READFREEK said...

Great post! I haven't heard of this one before.

Wendy said...

Wow! That book sounds really good!! The title just grabbed me

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Molly said...

I NEVER would have guessed this plot based on the title of the book, but it sounds sooooo good to me! It is now a book that I can't wait to be released.

Kate said...

Joined the weekly meme for this. Great idea!

Alissa said...

Awesome pick. :]

http://thegrammariansreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

Hmm, what an interesting book! I shall have to keep this one in mind.

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Looks amazing! Love the cover as well :D

here's mine!

http://iliveforreading.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-week-2.html

Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic