Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Birds of Paradise

"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:

Birds of Paradise
By Diana Abu-Jaber
Publication Date: September 6

From Amazon:


In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the disappearance of their ineffably beautiful daughter, Felice, who ran away when she was thirteen. Now, after five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach, Felice is about to turn eighteen. Her family—Avis, an exquisitely talented pastry chef; Brian, a corporate real estate attorney; and her brother, Stanley, the proprietor of Freshly Grown, a trendy food market—will each be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. Meanwhile, Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, and must face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever.

This multilayered novel about a family that comes apart at the seams—and finds its way together again—is totally involving and deeply satisfying, a glorious feast of a book.



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

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31 comments:

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Wow, this sounds good! Will definitely be adding it to my wishlist. :)

Jess @ Gone with the Words

June G said...

Í don't ususally read mysteries, but it sounds like there's a lot happeing in this one. I'm already wondering what's going on. Nice pick.

Carissa said...

This sounds like a really great character driven read.

Melissa Dawn said...

That actually sounds like a pretty good book. I love mysteries, and as an aspiring baker and pastry chef, the character of Avis was a big pull for me!

roguelibrarian said...

That sounds interesting!

Sorry for posting my WoW twice. I made a mistake in the URL the first time.

Kay said...

Wow, this one sounds really interesting. Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

Sally said...

Birds of Paradise sounds awesome. I will have to put it on my wishlist. I want to know the big secret that made her run away.
Sally.

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Great pick!

I love WoW :) x

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

This one sounds like a real tear jerker! Nice pick.

Sue said...

loks like a good one....



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Carina said...

I haven't heard of Birds of Paradise yet, but it definitely sounds interesting. Might put that on my wishlist.

Carina

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks great...what is it with birds right now? Seems like there are a lot of books with birds in them?!

Madame D said...

This sounds interesting, thanks for sharing

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I almost chose that one Jill; it does sound good.

imabookshark said...

Sounds like a fantastic book! Perhaps I will feature this one later in the year!

It's great that you do this. I posted my link for my first WoW today, so I'm super excited. Thank you!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have brought us another fabulous-sounding book! I can't wait to read it.

Jennifer@The Book Nympho said...

Nice WOW!

here's mine.

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Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

nomadreader said...

You've picked a great one again. I've been eagerly awaiting Birds of Paradise too (and it's the first time I've seen the cover!)

Joy said...

With having a nineteen year old at home this sounds pretty interesting, great pick!

Lindsay of VioletHourBR said...

Great pick for this week! =)

bookworm1494 said...

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bermudaonion said...

I love a good family story!

LibrarySnake said...

Looks really good.

Sakura Sandra said...

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Karis Jacobstein said...

I learn about so many books I didn't know about! Thanks for hosting!

luv46kdz said...

Hmmm interesting, and I have a book club Authors By The Alphabet, should keep it in mind for J.

Paula
Tomes Devotee

Chelsey said...

These posts make my wishlist way too long!!

Shari said...

This sounds like it could be really amazing and very emotional.
Shari

Shaylene said...

I hadn't heard of this book until now, but it sounds great!

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