Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Emily, Alone


"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:

Emily, Alone
By Stewart O'Nan
Publication Date: March 17

From Amazon:

A sequel to the bestselling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, Stewart O'Nan's intimate new novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long moved away. She dreams of vists by her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood, but when her sole companion and sister-in-law Arlene faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's days change. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities.

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

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31 comments:

Lizzy said...

I haven't read Wish You Were Here, but the sequel sounds like a great read.

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Sounds interesting! I hope that you enjoy your novel when it's released! My WoW is in Mr.Linky and here:

http://yabookiemonster.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Claire :)

Steph said...

This is such a great meme. Thanks for doing it!

Straylights said...

Aww this sounds good. I'll have to check it out when it comes out!

Preternatural said...

This sounds like a good one!

LMW said...

Aw! She sounds so lonely! That looks like a good wow! Mine is at:
The Delusional Diaries

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

She sounds pitiful!

jackie b central texas said...

Now wish had already read Wish You Were Here because the sequel sounds good too! Hope you get the book to read Jill!

jackie >_<

TheBookishSnob said...

this sounds like a great read. It's funny how just one incident, one moment can have such a powerful effect on a person. Hope you enjoy it when you get your copy.

Here's my WOW this week

Jude said...

I like the sound of this and will have to read Wish You Were Here first. Thanks for a great meme.

This is what I'm waiting on this week.

J x

Jan von Harz said...

This sequel sounds very interesting, love when characters are empowered in some way. Great pick!

A. Knight said...

Hi,

I like the cover of Emily Alone. Very nice! Thanks for the great meme!

~Asher

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting. I haven't read the first book, yet!

Gina said...

The cover of this book looks so cute. I've never heard of Wish You Were Here- I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

This is my first time participating in WoW, but I've always loved seeing everyone's posts! Thank you so much for hosting it. :-)

Shiori said...

"Emily, Alone" sounds like it will be quite an emotional read. I haven't read "Wish You Were Here" but it all sounds very interesting :)

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

Nice pick this week. Thanks for hosting!
Ragan's WOW @ Location 2571

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read the first one, but Emily, Alone is one that sounds really good...something I'd enjoy.

Thanks for hosting this event, Jill.

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great read!

Tyhada said...

Sounds like a great read. :)

Nicole Sheldon said...

http://thebetrayedwriter.blogspot.com/ I had a hard time choosing my pic between things that actually had release dates and things that didn't!

Joy said...

Sounds interesting. Great pick, have a fun week.
Joy at Books and Life

Lisa_sps said...

The summary made me want to rad this book ! I never read the irst one so while I'm wainting I'll read it.
Here is my WoW ( http://lisafragments.blogspot.com/ )

Missy B. said...

I've not read this author before....I need to add him to my list of new authors to try.

Happy Reading!!

Natalie W said...

Wow so many books that I'm adding to my wish list! I don't think my checkbooks going to like Waiting on Wednesdays! LOL
Natalie ◕ ‿ ◕

Anna said...

Thanks for hosting! I am having a ton of fun doing this each week.

Bri Meets Books said...

I've never read Stewart O'Nan, but I've heard so much about the author. It has a great cover though!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, I want that book too!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like Stewart O'Nan - great pick. sorry I didn't play this week:(

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for sharing, will look for this one.

It's a Book Thing said...

Great thank you! New follower!

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