Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Arrivals


"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 Arrivals
By Meg Mitchell Moore
Publication Date: May 25

From Amazon:

It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt.

First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely when Jane ends up on bed rest. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood - only this time around, their children are facing adult problems.

By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family - and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.


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!

35 comments:

Alyssa said...

Aww I think this one seems to sad and realistic for me... I like reading as an escape from real-life problems. Just my personal preference though

Alyssa said...

too* sad

gosh, this is what I getting for commenting at 1AM lol

Carissa said...

Interesting choice! I can't say that this is something that I might usually pick up but it sounds like a good read.

BLHmistress said...

I normally wouldn't choose this but I am really interested in how the parents cope.

Rachel said...

Like the above commenters, this isn't something I'd normally pick up, but it does sound like an intriguing read!

LMW said...

This book sounds like it will have some good life lessons in it! Thanks for sharing! My wow is at:
The Delusional Diaries

Penelope Lolohea said...

Hm. I like books that take on the difficulties of parenthood. Sounds interesting!

Jan von Harz said...

Very realistic these days, kids coming home the empty nest getting filled with more than just your own kids. Have a little of that going on myself. Maybe I should read this and see how the parents handle it. Interesting pick!

Ladybug said...

I like the sound of this novel and the cover is wonderful! It sounds like the parents peaceful life comes to an abrupt end, at least for awhile. Thanks for sharing it with us, Jill.

celi.a said...

I just read an article about a crop of new books with adult children 'coming home' to their parents. I wonder if it's symptomatic of our generation? Or perhaps a mirror of fears? Interesting, anyway. Nice pick.

Tina's Blog said...

Love the cover....this one looks great.

Melissa said...

This one sounds heartwrenching but beautiful! Fabulous pick :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jill, this one sounds like one I'd enjoy, and what a great cover as well.

Kat said...

Sounds like an interesting pick.

Here's my WOW

Kat
Wit and Sin

Mysteriousrose said...

Thank you for hosting "Waiting On" Wednesday, it's my fist time to participate but I have already found some great books.
I like your choice for the week and I will check it out:-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, that story sounds familiar...oh, yes, the revolving door at my house for years!

Sounds good, Jill!

Kristen said...

Lordy lou this book sounds like my worst nightmare! Of course, I am putting it on my wish list anyway but hoping that once my children move out, they are moved out. ::grin::

Shelly B said...

Realistic fiction...I love it! We have had a similar situation. I'd like to read this one.

Lost In Literature said...

Hmmmm... I like the sound of it!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature

My WOW

Siobian said...

This sounds like like a good book, but very sad. I might try it when it comes out. Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

Boy does that sound good! We actually have friends who are living a life similar to that.

DJL said...

Goodness, that sounds so very true, especially nowadays with boomerang children. I have to admit I was one not once but twice, but I'm determined not to boomerang again on my parents. I hope it's a good read for you. :)

Happy reading!

Bri Meets Books said...

I think this one sounds pretty good! Maybe good for fans of Parenthood too. The cover is beautiful.

Shan said...

Sounds good. It reminds me of an Aussie tv show called Packed to the Rafters, where just when the parents think they have an empty nest, their adult children move back home.

JamesterCK said...

I like the cover! It's not a book I would normally read, but I don't really have one genre that I stick to so who knows, I might read this at some point! I've been pleasantly surprised by books that I thought I would hate but ended up becoming some of my favorites.

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Interesting choice, Jill! I'll have to check it out!

Cathy said...

Great post as always! I agree with a lot of the commenters - this sounds like a heavy book - I think I'd have to be in the right life experience or frame of mind to get into this one - although I know books like this can surprise you when they're really well written and even as emotional as they are, they become all time favorites!

Thanks again for sharing!Here's my WoW:
http://lipglossandliterature.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-faking-it-by.html

Safari Poet said...

First time I've heard of this book. Sounds interesting.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I like the sound of your pick - a family that sticks together!

Here's mine: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-dreams-of-joy-by.html

Meaghan said...

This definitely seems like it'd be a good emotional read. I hope you enjoy it when you finally get your hands on it.

lulilut said...

What was it Erma Bombeck said?
"Insanity is hereditary. You can catch it from your kids."
Your pick sounds like it fits this quote. ;)
I hope you enjoy your book!
Mine is here:
http://lulilut.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-tris-and-izzie.html

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Not something I'd normally pick up, but this sounds pretty intriguing. A bit sad, but intriguing.

Allison said...

Being a teen services librarian, I don't usually read books for adults, but this one really appeals to me! As a new-ish parent, I have an appreciation for reading about parenting nowadays.

hypermak said...

The Arrivals looks awesomely sad.

Aislynn said...

Beautiful cover, looks interesting :) I'll have to check it out!

Aislynn
Knit Purl Stitch Read & Cook