Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Learning to Swim


"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:

Learning to Swim
By Sara J. Henry
Publication Date: February 22

From author's website:

The opening lines of Sara J. Henry’s moving and disturbing novel plunge us directly into the action, along with our narrator, Troy Chance. It is a child she’s seen thrown overboard. Harrowing minutes later, Troy and a terrified little boy emerge shivering from the spring chill of Vermont’s Lake Champlain. Troy is a freelance writer living in Lake Placid, New York, with no responsibilities to speak of and just a few close friends. Suddenly, little Paul is in her life. Her fierce protective feelings stun her. Who could even think of doing such a thing to a child? She’s repulsed and determined to find out in equal measure. Her search will take her into a world of great wealth—a world in which horrible things are all too imaginable, a world in which she’ll either sink or swim. And along the way, she’ll come to discover that it is amazing what you can do if you don’t stop to think.

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!

34 comments:

lady reader said...

Fabulous pick this week! I'm def gonna put it on my wishlist.

Have a great week!
Amy

June G said...

Wow. This sounds good! You've picked another nice one--as usual. Thanks.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This one looks really intriguing! thanks for sharing and hosting the link up!

Ladybug said...

Excellent choice, this book sounds good! I'm adding it to my GR wishlist.

Gina @ My Precious said...

This sound really, really good! In fact we had an incident here in Portland, Oregon where somewhere throw BOTH her kids off a bridge - only one survived (sad!).

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

wow! That sounds like a great read.. Who would do that to a child.. taking part in Waiting on Wednesday has certainly made my TBR pile explode..

Julie said...

I love the cover on this one! Sounds haunting! Thanks for always hosting this!!

Aleksandra said...

Great WOW pick :)

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Nice pic. Adding it to my wishlist :)

Jan von Harz said...

I am loving the summary on this. A poignant mystery...what's not to want.

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great!

Shon said...

Great pick! I'm adding this to my wish list.

Gina said...

The cover of this book is intriguing! Great pick for this week. I think I'm going to put it on my list. Happy reading!

Book Sake said...

This one sounds like it will be moving & have some tear jerker moments in it! Great find!

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Sounds like a great read! Really intense and enthralling. Can't wait to read your review!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, what a compelling story! That is going on my wish list.

Thanks for hosting this event, and have a great week.

Melissa said...

Ok, anything with swimming makes me want it, and this sounds awesome! Great WoW this week :D

Liz H said...

Wow, that sounds intense. Great pick! Have a good week!

Alayne said...

That cover gives me the chills!

Miss Page-Turner said...

Argh sorry! I am no spammer,forgot to edit the name...the link doesn't lead to a giveaway, it leads to my WOW post:)

Joy said...

This does sound very suspenseful. Neat cover too. Have a great week Jill!
Joy at Books and Life

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

There are very few thoughts I find sicker than someone throwing a kid into a lake. I'm not sure if I could get past that while reading this! (Finals have my blood pressure up quite enough, thank you.) Still, it's a great pick, and I hope you enjoy it!

Lisa_sps said...

Great pick!Sounds really good!

Akasha Hale & Lexus Salvatore said...

Nice Pick :D This is my first "Waiting on Wednesday". Please stop by & take a quick look at my Waiting on Wednesday :D

http://halesalvatoresupernaturalmustreads.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Alison said...

Wow...that looks very creepy. But interesting.
My WOW

Joyce said...

Sounds good! can't wait to read it!

Bri Meets Books said...

Sounds so creepy! Added to my goodreads.

Thanks for sharing, I love this meme!

Shannon the BookStalker said...

Sounds interesting yet creepy not sure I could read it though.

Literature Nerd Reviews said...

That sounds really interesting!

Nicole Sheldon said...

http://thebetrayedwriter.blogspot.com/2010/12/wow-120810.html

Thanks again for the event!

Natalie said...

I've gotta say, I look forward to Wednesday EVERY week!!!

Natalie @ http://endlesslyautumn.blogspot.com

Aleetha said...

I just joined this feature
^^/

bermudaonion said...

I've exchanged tweets with this author and am really excited about her book too!

Tena said...

awesome pick! This is my first week partaking in this meme.

Here is mine if you want to take a peek...

Crazy Book Slut
Have a great day/evening!