Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Year We Left Home


"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 Year We Left Home
By Jean Thompson
Publication Date: May 3

From Simon & Schuster:

Stretching from the early 1970s in the Iowa farmlands to suburban Chicago to the coast of contemporary Italy—and moving through the Vietnam War's aftermath, the farm crisis, the numerous economic boomsand busts—The Year We Left Home follows the Erickson siblings as they confront prosperity and heartbreak, setbacks and triumphs, and seek their place in a country whose only constant seems to be breathtaking change. Ambitious, richly told, and fiercely American, this is a vivid and moving meditation on our continual pursuit of happiness and an incisive exploration of the national character.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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32 comments:

the Vintage Bookworm said...

I haven't heard of that book. Though it doesn't sound like a book I'd pick up and read, it sounds pretty good. :) Hope you get to read it soon!

Jenny said...

I hadn't heard of your pick before, but it sounds really good!

Nina said...

That doesnt really look like my sort of thing...

Laine said...

NICE ONE. new follower! thanks

Jan von Harz said...

The expanse of the book has me intrigued. Great pick!

Tina's Blog said...

As an Iowa farm girl myself, I can't wait to read this one.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

thanks for another great sounding pick Jill.

Bethany said...

I've heard great things about this book! Nice pick! :)

Megan said...

Your pick sounds really interesting, and it's got such a nice cover.

Gina @ My Precious said...

Sounds like a historical fiction I may like. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

TheBookGirl said...

Great pick Jill. I had not heard of this one before, but it definitely sounds like something I would like. Relevant too, in these economic times..

bermudaonion said...

Boy, does that sound like a good one!

Neri said...

I love books like that, although I don't get a chance to read them as often as I would like.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

This sounds like a great book! Adding it to my TBR list. :)

Here's what I'm Waiting On!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, Jill! Your pick is one I'm eager to read. It's going on the wish list! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

DJL said...

This is a new title to me, but it sounds like a book rich with stories of these siblings. Happy reading!

DJL

Lindsay said...

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Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

This sounds fascinating!

Carrie @ nomadreader said...

You had me at Iowa farmlands! Great pick (as usual)! (I took the week off from picking because my TBR is already imploding on me.)

witchoftheatregoing said...

Hm. I'll try it - I'm pretty open minded when it comes to new stuff. :3 My backlog is already about to fall and drown me, but what's one more to the pile?

Also, I linked you. I hope you don't mind. :)

JessiM said...

That sounds like an interesting piece of historical fiction. May have to add it to my never-ending "Read this someday" list. :-)

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

Havent heard of this one but it sounds interesting. Good Pick.

BLHmistress said...

I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds great. Great Pick!

Jamie said...

This one is on my wishlsit :)

LibrarySnake said...

Ooh, sounds good!

Sharon Henning said...

I'm going to have to sort through the huge TBR pile in my house to choose.

The Story Queen said...

Sounds interesting... I haven't heard of this one before but I'll definitely be looking out for it :) Thanks!

Jamie Kline said...

Doesn't necessarily sound like a book I would normally pick up, but I've learned to never dismiss any book until I've read it (or at least attempted to read it).

Sandy said...

Hey nice meme!!
I hadn't heard of that book.
Maybe I can read it.

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Andrea said...

This sounds interesting. I have always been fascinated by Vietnam War era pieces.

Reading Lark's WOW

IntrovertedJen said...

I like that cover! And you can't go wrong with the coast of Italy!