Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Uncoupling


"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 Uncoupling
By Meg Wolitzer
Publication Date: April 5

From Amazon:

When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata--the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war--a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light.
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!

37 comments:

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Your pick this week sounds interesting! I hope that you enjoy it when it comes out!

Here is my pick this week:
http://yabookiemonster.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

June G said...

Whoa! The title says it all. Definitely have to see what this is about! Thanks.

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

Wow, The uncoupling sounds interesting.

Carissa said...

wow this sounds good!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this one sounds really interesting, great pick!

Kat said...

You seem to find the most unusual books. This one sounds interesting as well :)

Here's my WOW

Kat
Wit and Sin

Ladybug said...

Sounds like a very interesting plot :)

Jan von Harz said...

This is one I want to read. It has a bit of a crossover feel since it takes place in a high school and it's community. Excellent choice!

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

This sounds good. Thanks for sharing :)

Here is my pick at http://irresistiblereads.blogspot.com/

Lu said...

You WoW sounds great!

Actin' Up with Books said...

This books sounds great. I remember reading Lysistrata for my drama class in college. We even acted out scenes from the play. I cannot wait to see how the play's interpretation in The Uncoupling. It's going on the Wish List.

Tina's Blog said...

I love the cover!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This one sounds like a good one Jill; thanks

Kat said...

Sounds like a brilliant concept! I've read the original play this book was based off of.

Here's my pick: http://amyriadofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-3-dark-and-hollow.html

jackie b central texas said...

Jill that sounds scarier than the Stepford Wives, cannot imagine it happening in real life it would be too bizarre!

Enjoy when you get to read the book..

jackie >_<

diamondgirl said...

Sounds interesting!

bermudaonion said...

Sounds interesting, but I do wonder how it portrays the teenage girls turning from their boyfriends.

TheBookGirl said...

I loved her book The Ten Year Nap...this one looks great too :)
Hope you enjoy it and thanks for hosting as always!

Alayne said...

This looks intriguing! Nice pick!
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

That book sounds intriguing! Thanks for the great pick!

Crystal ♥ said...

Sounds good, I'm going to have to check this one out!

http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Your pick sounds really interesting. Nice!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I'm excited about your pick. I've enjoyed Meg Wolitzer's books, and this one sounds really unique! Thanks for sharing....

hmz1505 said...

Love seeing all the great titles!

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I'm dying for that one too!

Heather said...

I can't wait to start going through everyone's picks, I always get so many new titles added to my TBR pile this way. XD

... starting with the one right here on this post!

Joy said...

Interesting storyline!! Have fun reading and a great week.
Joy at Books and Life

laughlovewrite said...

Good choice for a WOW book. Sounds like one I might like. Will have to add it to my WOW list :)

Samita said...

LOL I thought I'd get here sooner this time. Mission not accomplished.

Gabrielle Carolina said...

What are you waiting on?

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com

Liviania said...

I love that cover, but not sure I like the premise. I don't think many high schools can get permission to do Lysistrata.

Hope said...

Great pick this week! :)

Mine pick this week is
http://a-little-hope.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

Natalie said...

Back again! The book sounds great, I'll add it to my list!

Jessica Lawlor said...

This one sounds really interesting! I love the cover.

Here's what I'm waiting for this week!

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

This goes to my TBR pile.. Here's my WoW entry for this week..

http://thecrookedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Stephany said...

I couldn't get the Linky to work...after you register how do you get to the page where you sign up for a specific post?

Here is my WoW: read-a-holic-blog.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-7-threads-and.html

barmybex said...

Here is my WoW:

http://beckysbarmybookblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/fcss-waiting-on-wednesday-awakened.html