Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Light from a Distant Star


"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:

Light from a Distant Star

By Mary McGarry Morris
Publication Date: September 13

From Library Journal:

With her father’s business in trouble and her mother now working, 13-year-old Nellie is the determined caretaker of her little brother. The adults she does encounter, like the thuggish guy who works at her grandfather’s junkyard and the stripper who rents an apartment at the back of the house, upend her life further. Then, a moment of violence lands Nellie in court as witness, where no one believes the awful truth she’s trying to relay. As evidenced by her many novels, from National Book Award nominee Vanished to Oprah pick Songs in Ordinary Time, Morris excels at family dramas with dark and tingly psychological twists.


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!

49 comments:

Samita (Book Purring) said...

I'm not familiar with this book but that's such a pretty cover!

June G said...

Never read this author, but I like the edginess of this story.

Carissa said...

Interesting pick this week!

Penelope Lolohea said...

That cover is so pretty!

Mocha ღ Latte said...

I've never heard of the title or the author but thanks for sharing.

-Mocha from A Cupcake and a Latte.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Oops. Linked twice. :\ Once with the incorrect title. Sorry about that!!

This books sounds dark! Adding it to my wishlist! Thanks!

Yas said...

this looks like such a wonderful read! and oh... the cover is just so pretty! thanks for sharing!

Lea said...

Wow, this sounds pretty deep :) Sounds like a book worth waiting for!

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

The cover seems too pretty for a dark and suspenseful read!

Sharon said...

A great choice this week :)

http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Kay said...

It's been a long time since I've seen that author's name. I'm interested in the book though - intriguing summary.

Mysteriousrose said...

I have not heard of this book but it sounds very interesting and I like the cover.
Thank you for sharing.

Have a great Wednesday everyone:-)

Mysteriousbooks

The Crooked Bookshelf said...

Really want to read this book. A 13 year old in court.. Wow!

Jan von Harz said...

Oh his sounds like a book I would love to read. Love a good mystery and family drama, plus the protagonist is a young adult. Great pick!

Mardel said...

I'm waiting for a new steampunk series by Christine Cody - aka Chris Marie Green. It seems like it's going to be a good series. Western steampunk and vampires. :)

Karis Jacobstein said...

This sounds great! Adding to my TBR right now.

Carina said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Carina

Eleonora said...

Seems a great book. Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

I have never heard of this book before, it looks like a really interesting read. Thanks for posting about it!

Mia said...

Haven't heard of the book,so thanks for sharing.New follower here.Would love to see you at my blog.I really like your WOW idea.Thanks for hosting it.
Mia
http://bookaholic5.blogspot.com

Sally said...

Looks great. I love the cover

erikasbuddy said...

That book sounds awesome!!!

Here's my pick:
http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday.html

bermudaonion said...

I bet that one's fabulous!!

Jessica S. said...

Sounds interesting! ^_^

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds really good! It's going on my wish list....

Jennifer Stone said...

This looks really good, thanks for sharing!

Tristan said...

This has a really nice cover, sound like one of those books that have you sobbing a lot ;)

Safari Poet said...

You always have books I've never heard of. I love that :-)

My WOW

Kristi said...

This one sounds really good. I haven't read anything by this author - but am going to need to add her to my list!

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

That book sounds really interesting and I love the cover!

JoyTTWorld said...

this book sounds super interesting, great WOW!

Cathy said...

Great pick! Love the title...anything with Star in it I love:) Here's mine this week...it's been a while...too long! http://lipglossandliterature.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-maine-by-j.html

Alyssa (hesperialovesbooks) said...
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Alyssa (hesperialovesbooks) said...

Love the cover of your choice!

Here is the link to my mine.

Joy said...

Great pick sounds interesting!
Have a great week reading ;)
Joy at Books and Life

Novella Vialli said...

Here is the link to mine:
http://diaryofacambridgestudent.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/waiting-on-wednesday-2/

Check it out. Plus i've never heard of this book.

Cheyenne said...

I've never heard of this before, but it sounds good!

Chey @ The Chey Show

http://thecheyshow.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-may-4.html

bookworm1494 said...

Never heard of your WOW before,

Heres my WOW:
http://thebookblogexperience.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wenesday-7.html

Lola Leaf said...

I have never heard of the book you picked before, but it sounds wonderful and the cover is gorgeous! It's going on my (neverending) 'to read' list now.

Also thank you for hosting a great blog meme, I posted my very first "Waiting On" Wednesday today!

Shelagh said...

This is my first time participating in WoW - but it's a great idea and a fun way to hear about new books and authors.

Thanks for hosting it Jill.

YA Yeah Yeah said...

Looks great!

Kate said...

This is my first time participating. Thanks for hosting Jill! I love to look at waiting on wednesday's every week.

oO Mariana Oo said...

Looks interesting, the cover is nice ^^

bookchewer said...

Cool pick this week! :)

kaye (paper reader) said...

The title along is something that would catch me, but the flap would probably keep me. It's good that there are books discussing themes like this.

~Ang said...
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~Ang said...

Though that book isn't in my usual genres it does sound interesting.

My WOW: http://easternsunset-reads.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday_15.html