Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Friendship Bread

"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:

Friendship Bread
By Darien Gee
Publication Date: April 19
From FriendshipBreadKitchen.com:

In Avalon, Illinois, a woman and her young daughter return home to find a plate of Amish Friendship Bread along with a bag of starter on their doorstep. There’s no note, just a yellow sticky with the words, “I hope you enjoy it.” The instructions tell them to feed the starter over a 10-day period, then bake two loaves and share the remaining starter with three other people.



At the insistence of her five-year old daughter, Julia Evarts reluctantly follows the instructions. Soon, the bread and its starter are making their way through the town of Avalon, touching the lives of its residents in ways both comical and unexpected.

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!

51 comments:

Carissa said...

Sounds very unique! Great choice!

June G said...

This kind of reminds me of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Nice choice. Especially since I'm a sugar addict!

BLHmistress said...

Oh this sounds so good, I am gonna ad this one to my list as well, might be a good lesson learned reading this book.

Ing said...

This really sounds cute. I like the cover too! It's making me hungry! :)

Sonette said...

With my current addiction to anything paranormal it might be a while before I read this, but it looks like a beautiful book! Great pick! The cover makes me hungry!

Ladybug said...

That sounded like a very original novel. Thanks for sharing it :)

Aleetha said...

The cover is cute.
Avalon? connected with Arthur the King?

Jan von Harz said...

What a cool premise, it sound like a very lovely read. Great pick!

Kat said...

That sounds like an interesting pick :)

Mia said...

Sounds very interesting! Nice pick!

sterlingsop said...

I stumbled across this blog almost by accident and have been inspired to take part, so much so that I actively went out to look for a book "to look forward to". I trawled the Amazon site for pre-releases and was absolutely thrilled to bits to find that the next Earth's Children book is due to be published this year. I love this series and have been waiting for about 10 years for book 5 to be published and if it wasn't for your blog then I wouldn't have known it was due out in a couple of months. THANK YOU!!!!!! I'm so excited now, can't wait for March!

Tina's Blog said...

I read about Friendship Bread somewhere. I think the cover is fabulous!This is definitely going on my list.

Universe in Words said...

Sounds great!!! Just entered and now on my way to check out the other WoW's!!!

Rachel said...

This sounds really awesome! I'll definitely have to remember this one.

jlshall said...

I've been seeing this one mentioned a lot recently. Looks very tasty!

Jessica Lawlor said...

This one sounds really cute and sweet! I love the idea of Friendship Break. Awesome choice!

Shon said...

This sounds good. And the cover is cute. Great pick!

jackie b central texas said...

I used to love to actually make "Friendship Bread", remember once we had 8 or 10 "starter" batches on my counter because I kept not giving it away!

I not only like the sound of the book but this is one that can actually relate to, nice pick Jill!


jackie >_<

Tampa BookWorm said...

This sounds like a great read!

christitheteenlibrarian said...

Sounds interesting. I remember trying something like this (the friendship bread) years ago.

Susie said...

Adding this to my TBR list!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Ooooh I like your choice this week! It sounds like something I would enjoy :)

Joyce said...

Sounds like a sweet story.

Willa said...

Sounds like a good book and I love the title.

Tina said...

This seems like a very interesting book. We received something similar to that a few years ago, but we didn't really follow it. It seems like a very interesting idea to write about. :)

Megan Swicegood said...

I've actually been given Amish Friendship Bread before, it really is a remarkable experience when you think about how it starts out with one person and ends up touching so many people. I bet this is really great "slice of life" book. Thanks for sharing.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a sweet book!

TheBookGirl said...

Baking and tales of spreading community...sounds wonderful.
Thanks for hosting as always, Jill.

Joy said...

This books looks like one my book club would like..great pick! Have a good week. We have snow here and it is 12 degree's out ..yikes!
Joy at Books and Life

Kat said...

Oh, my family have done the friendship bread song and dance. It's lots of fun-- and the bread is *delicious*, but super-hard to make. Awesome choice. :)

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Your choice sounds really cute :)

Namine said...

OH I love amish friendship bread it is the best!!! Now I'm Hungry!!

Kiwi.. said...

Great pick! Looking forward to reading it!

Sandyg02 said...

interesting "waiting on" pick. although not usually something i would read.

Jacinda said...

Yummy, now I'm hungry, maybe I'll go make myself some toast!

Sally said...

My very first Waiting On Wednesday Is Up. Woo Hoo!

A Canadian Girl said...

This sounds really interesting, and I'm hungry now.

Siobian said...

This is a book that I am also looking forward to reading! I can't wait!

Penelope Lolohea said...

This book sounds like it will be a nice read. I haven't heard of it before now, but I'm putting it on my TBR list. It sounds like a cute book!

Thanks for hosting this meme!

~* (aliyah) *~ said...

That sounds like a cute novel =) Also I really love the idea of this feature- what a great way to spread the word about upcoming releases!

Rie Conley said...

Great selection this week!

lulilut said...

I love this summary - what a great way to meet people and make friends. I haven't heard about bread starter in a long time - or tasted it. Yummy!

Darien Gee said...

Hi Jill and everyone! What a lovely surprise to stumble upon your blog and see such a nice mention of FRIENDSHIP BREAD. Thank you! The ARE's are out this week and my publisher is giving away copies (http://ballantine.atrandom.com) and there will also be a giveaway at the Friendship Bread Kitchen (currently parked on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fbkitchen). I'd love to hear from any of you and wish you all the best in 2011!

best,
Darien Gee
author of FRIENDSHIP BREAD (Ballantine Books, April 2011)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

What a great pick Jill. I've added this one to my list.

YA Yeah Yeah said...

That looks really good! Great pick.

I Eat Words said...

That one looks good! I'm waiting on "What Happened to Goodbye" by Sarah Dessen! (May 2011 - woot woot!)

bailey m kelsey said...

Sounds like a good book! I think I'm going to enjoy being a part of this meme. Or go nuts that I can't possible ready everything. Unclear.

Heather said...

I think this time around my WoW will win the 'I've been waiting for this the longest' award... not one I particularly wanted to win, lol!

Alison said...

This one sounds like the type of book I'd really like. Great choise!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great choice, Jill! I'm a day late here...but I linked up anyway.

Rebecca Fabian said...

Wow, this book sounds great. Also, when I moved, I had to give up my Amish friendship bread starter. I really wish I had another!