Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Silver Sparrow

"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:

Silver Sparrow
By Tayari Jones
Publication Date: May 31

From Amazon:

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, this novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters—the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle—she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another’s lives.

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!


53 comments:

Carissa said...

Oh wow! This one sounds fascinating. I LOVE a good secret. Nice pick!

June G said...

I'd like to be a fly on the wall for this one! Love the premise. Excellent choice this week!

Lazy Girl said...

Wow this sounds like an awesome read!! I haven't read a good drama in a while.

~Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Aleetha said...

Novel with family relation inside always sounds good to me
The cover is nice

Alice White said...

i love the cover, nice pick

Ladybug said...

Oh, I like the sound of this one! Reminds me of an episode of CSI even though I hope, for the characters sake, that the situation here is a little bit different :)

Julie said...

Cool cover! I'd love to try reading some literary fiction. The cover is really striking on the Silver Sparrow. I've been interested in The Weird Sisters. Are you enjoying it?

BLHmistress said...

I hadn't heard of this one but sounds great, love a good book about secrets and how and if they come out.

Our WOW

AngelicNytmare said...

Sounds interesting. I like the cover.

Jan von Harz said...

Now that is a secret, two families. This sounds like it will be somewhat of an explosive read. Great pick!

Jamie said...

Sounds very interesting. Great pick :)

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting :)

Sally said...

Silver Sparrow sounds like a good book, very interesting.
Sally.

Marrion said...

Nice! I love it! New follower too! Happy reading! Here's my very first WoW

Two Readers Reviews said...

Sounds like a great read!

Stephanie said...

I would really like to read this one. Family relationships are always fascinating.

alexandra george said...

thanks for hosting this lovely meme. the book sounds really interesting... btw, I'm a new subscriber. have a nice day :)

Shon said...

Great pick this week. I'm adding this title to my list.

natalie said...

loving the cover! a good pick as always :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds goo, and in some ways it makes me think of the Good Daughters; Joyce Maynard which I loved.

Chloe Booklover said...

Thanks!

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Ooooh! This book sounds like it's going to be a great, emotional read! Definitely adding it to my May Wishlist!

Here is my WoW :)

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I love Tayari Jones! That one sounds fabulous too!

Sonette said...

Hmm lots of good books in the WoW this week! My to-read list is becoming ridiculous! So little time and so many books that I want to read! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Sonette @ Bookworm Blog

Cathy said...

Another fantastic pick! I'm so excited every Wednesday to wake up and see a new book that's being released soon...thanks for hosting! Check out what I'm waiting on this week...it's a good one about love and second chances...don't we all deserve one?

http://lipglossandliterature.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-emily-and-einstein.html

Aislynn said...

Sounds intriging!!

Aislynn
Knit Purl Stitch Read & Cook

Deea said...

Well this seems to be something different from what I use to read, but very interesting nonetheless. And I like the cover!

My WoW
xoxo

Tina's Blog said...

I just saw this one yesterday on Goodreads...it's on my list!

Zoe said...

This one sounds very inticing. Great pick!!

Joy said...

Those sneaky men!! Great pick!
Joy at Books and Life

Definitely, Maybe. said...

Chose Bumped for my post this week :) Also asking for advice on what books to purchase from amazon today (in my post) if anyone is interested in throwing out suggestions! I'm considering Across the Universe and Delirium.

Terra Mae said...

Woah, that book sounds like a lot of drama...I LOVE it! I may have to check this one out!

DJL said...

Wow, that sounds like a good and mysterious book! The cover is very lovely too, simply beautiful. :)

bermudaonion said...

Sounds good to me - I love that it's set in Atlanta.

Truly Bookish said...

Great cover and it sounds really interesting! Great choice!
NC
Truly Bookish

Liana said...

wow sounds complicate. :)

Karen said...

Very interesting for my future book pile.

Somer said...

Wow, that reminds me of a juicy soap opera! Might just have to add that to my to be read...

Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

Brenda Youngerman said...

Hi Jill,
I am new to your WOW and I am part of a different WOW. We do it a little differently and I thought I would hop along with you and see if we could hop together!
Brenda

Celesta said...

This is my first time doing this meme. Great idea! There are so many awesome books out there!

Sara said...

That looks awesome

Lost In Literature said...

Looks good! Great pick!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature

phyllis sweetwater said...

great pic, can't wait to read it.

Megan B said...

Havent even heard of your pick before! Great WoW!!

Megan @ A Cover Lover

scarlettm00n said...

This sounds awesome, very intriguing!! :)

Lisbeth said...

sound really good! its definitly on my wishlist.

Happy reading!
My WOW:
http://tbgreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

lulilut said...

This could get awkward!
I like the cover.

Lisa Mandina said...

Thanks for sharing this one, I can see how easy it will be to hand sell it to customers at the bookstore I work at.

Meghan said...

Thank you for hosting this! This is the first one I've participated in and I really like this idea.

That book sounds very interesting and I will be adding it to my to-read list!

Em said...

I love the cover of your pick for this week and it sounds really interesting. Will have to look into it!

Andrea said...

Great pick!

Kristi said...

This is going on my tbr list. I love recommendations like this. So often I blow past books that I would probably love but just don't notice them.

Thanks for the tip and I hope I leave one that is just as good and just as rare. Meaning, not on everyones time clock! :o]

Alyssa said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for letting me know about it.