Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Three Stages of Amazement


"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:

Three Stages of Amazement
Cover ImageBy Carol Edgarian
Publication Date: March 8

From Amazon:

Many love stories end in marriage; rare is the love story that begins with one—already promised, already worn. Set in San Francisco during the first year of Obama’s presidency, Three Stages of Amazement deftly charts the struggles and triumphs of Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper, still believe they can have it all--sex, love, marriage, children, career, brilliance. But life delivers surprises and tests--a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover. Touched by tragedy and by ordinary hopes unmet, Lena and Charlie must face, for the first time in their lives, real limitation.
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!

42 comments:

Tara said...

Sounds like an emotional one! Looks good though :) I'll keep my eye out for it. Hope it's as good as you expect!

Alison said...

This sounds like a very interesting book, but I think it would depress me. A little too real.

June G said...

I like the sound of this one. It's so timely and of the moment, plus it sounds very complex. Good choice!

Straylights said...

That sounds really good. I love stories about people/couples over coming things together.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow - this sounds so poignant. I love that it's set in modern times. The flow of the description is beautiful, which bodes quite well for the book itself!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I like the title!! Thanks for sharing!

It's a Book Thing said...

Sounds Heavy - but in a good way! Will keep a look out

LMW said...

Wow that sounds very emotional and like it would touch the reality of many people in society today!
Hope you enjoy it!
The Delusional Diaries

Julie said...

I really like how this book is set in modern times. It must have been written fairly recently and quickly! Sounds emotional and inspiring. Great pick!

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds very real and the fact that it is a love story intrigues me even more. Great pick.

Kat said...

That sounds a bit too emotionally heavy for me at the moment, but nonetheless, it should be interesting :)

Lu said...

Sounds great! I love the cover :)

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

This is my first time participating in Waiting on Wednesday. It such a great idea.

Your pick defitinely sounds emotional but looks good :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, I hate it when real life interferes with our dreams! Hope it's more uplifting than it sounds.

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great!

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

This one sounds really good!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

SOunds somewhat familiar, but touching nonetheless.

Kat said...

This sounds good, but a little too emotionally 'heavy' for my taste. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Megan said...

Your pick sounds interesting. I wonder if it ends up being one that's just really depressing with an ambiguous (possibly depressing) ending or whether the main characters can transcend their circumstances. That's what would make or break it for me!

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

Sounds way too realistic and tragic for me. Hope you enjoy it though.
Ragan

bermudaonion said...

That sounds like something I'd like too!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds good...I'd love to read it.

Thanks for sharing (and for hosting).

Melissa said...

Great pick this week! :)

Pixie said...

I love that cover, it sounds like this would be a very emotional read.

~Pixie
Our Wow

booksploring said...

I like the sound of this one...but it sounds like it will be really sad. Thanks for sharing.

TheBookGirl said...

Compelling pick...hope you enjoy it, and thanks for hosting as usual :)

bibliophile brouhaha said...

This sounds like a perfect, sit-by-the-fire-and-count-your-blessings book! Thanks for sharing - please do a review, if you can!

-Linds, http://bibliophilebrouhaha.blogspot.com/

bibliophile brouhaha said...

This sounds like a perfect, sit-by-the-fire-and-count-your-blessings book! Thanks for sharing - please do a review, if you can!

-Linds, http://bibliophilebrouhaha.blogspot.com/

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I like the idea of story that points out life is not a fairytale and that ther will be difficult times. But, those times...the realities of our lives are actually to be treasured even more than a fantasy world that some people seem to think is love and marriage. Adding this one to my TBR...thanks for bringing my attention to it :)

Joy said...

Another great pick, sounds pretty deep and emotional. Every once in awhile I like to read books like that. Have fun reading!
Joy at Books and Life

Mary (BookHounds) said...

Jill - sounds like and in depth book!

jackie b central texas said...

Sounds intense, also sounds like the contemporary setting of the story will reel in quite a few readers! Hope you get it to read Jill, everyday people who are faced with major milestones and work to overcome them together are very interesting characters!

jackie ^_^

Carissa said...

This one sounds like it might tug on the heartstrings a bit.

Julia :) said...

Hmmmm sounds interesting! Lots of themes that are really poignant these days.

Tara said...

Thanks for the welcome! I love this meme and can't wait to do it in the coming weeks :)

laughlovewrite said...

mmm Sounds interesting. Thanks for letting us follow your lead Jill. I just set up my first WOW post over on my blog. Can't wait to see what everyone else is excited for :)

Write On!

Samita said...

My first Waiting on a Wednesday! So exciting!

Violet said...

Great WoW choice! That definitely sounds like a very moving book. I hope that discovering and acknowledging their limitations is just the first step toward their happily ever after. :)

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

Isn't it weird to think that novels are already being set in the first year of Obama's presidency? It feels like the election was yesterday! Great pick, though it sounds like it might hit a little too close to home.

Natalie said...

2nd week in a row for me! I love Wednesdays!!!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds good but emotional. I'll have to keep my eye out for this.

Chris Roberts said...

Carol Edgarian's novel is weighted down by the sheer banality of the characters, or rather, throwaways who should have been cut at the first edit. Husband Charlie Pepper spiraling down, who cares. Uncle Cal Rusch, the dime-a-dozen, hardened magnate, been there and there and there. "The Three Stages of Amazement," I don't want to be there, never, ever, again.