Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Sisters


"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 Sisters
By Nancy Jensen
Publication Date: November 8

From Amazon:

Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s, with their mother dead and their stepfather an ever-present threat, Bertie Fisher and her older sister Mabel have no one but each other—with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong, setting off a chain of misunderstandings that will send the sisters on separate paths and reverberate through their daughters’ and granddaughters’ lives. From the Depression through World War II and Vietnam, and smaller events both tragic and joyful, Bertie and Mabel forge unexpected identities and raise daughters—and sisters—of their own, learning that love and betrayal are even more complicated than they seem.


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!

41 comments:

Mocha ღ Latte said...

The Sisters sounds like an interesting read. Definitely one for my consider-to-read pile.

http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday7.html

Penelope Lolohea said...

Not sure this book would be for me, but that teacup on the cover is just gorgeous!

Lea said...

This sounds like a really good story.... I love historical fiction like this! Also, love that cover :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Kay said...

I think your pick sounds great. Thanks for sharing it!

Loren Chase said...

This sounds really good! I might just check it out;)

~Loren
LoChase

Jamie Kline said...

Sounds like a good read, although historical fiction isn't really my thing. The cover is really cute though!

Dee ShamelessRom said...

I always see something new and interesting!

Kat said...

Sounds like an interesting pick :)

Here's my WOW pick.

Kat
Wit and Sin

krishna said...

I think it's a good story but it's kinda dark and I like it. I love drama!

http://journeywithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Tina's Blog said...

I'm adding this to my list. I like the cover.

Paul said...

I'm intrigued to find out what relevance the teacup on the cover has to the story.

heres my waiting on wednesday

Christina T said...

Wow, this sounds fantastic! I hadn't heard of it before but I will be adding it to my TBR list. Great pick!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I must add this one to my list! It sounds like my cup of tea. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

This is our first WOW with Breaking the Spine. I was excited to find you.
-Rebecca
www.bendingthespine.blogspot.com

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

Your book sounds good. I'm going to look into it and maybe add it to my ever-growing list of TBR books! :o)

Thanks! Here's my WoW for this week!

Mickey @ imabookshark

Maria Behar said...

Hi, will come back and comment t...Sorry...more fully later. Going to work. Linked to the whole blog instead of to the post, so I tried to link again, and couldn't do it...

Tristan said...

Sounds good, It has a pretty cover :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

Sisters seem to be a popular theme this year, and I'm enjoying the explorations of these complex relationships. This one is definitely going on my list as I love reading books set in the South during this time period.

Here's my pick for this week: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-house-on-oyster.html

Semisweet said...

The Sisters sounds good! I hadn't heard of it before.

I just posted my link to the list, this is my first time participating. I'm going to go around and see what other people are waiting for now! : )

Cool meme!

Kat P said...

Ooh, this sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing...adding to my TBR list now :)

Eleonora said...

I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, but this seems good!

Joy said...

Love books about sisters, I have three..Have a great week reading!
Joy at Books and Life

Amy said...

I love when history and ficition meets. Sounds good.

Amy (new follower) sorry apparently i am supposed to write this.

Maria Behar said...

Here I am, on the sly at work...lol. Anyway, just to let you know -- you can delete link #77. What happened was that, in my hurry this morning, I linked to the home page, instead of to the WOW post. (I was half-asleep...) I was able to link up again -- that link is #81, which is the link to the WOW post. I'm really sorry about that. Guess I should have had my coffee first, right?

Anyway...your pick looks real good! Not my usual cup of tea (pun intended), as I lean more to anything fantastical and out of the ordinary, but still, I think I'll add it to my TBR pile. I agree with Penelope -- the cover is just beautiful! Besides, I do like historical fiction from time to time!

Thanks for sharing! : )

Gina @ My Precious said...

Sounds like a real page turner. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

Rina said...

My WoW is rather a far-sighted look, but I'm sure excited about it!

http://justbookingaround.blogspot.com/2011/05/waiting-on-wednesday-mastiff-by-tamora.html

Alyssa (Redhead Heroines) said...

I'm waiting on FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater!! It's vying for the top spot as my favorite paranormal series with the Hex Hall books... :)
- Alyssa of Redhead Heroines
Waiting on Wednesday: "Forever" by Maggie Stiefvater

Nicole said...

Nice pick for this week. It has been added to my pile.

WordLuster said...

The Sisters sounds intriguing! I love this meme. I've added my link to the list, which is HUGE lol. Thanks for hosting this. :-)

Tribute Books Mama said...

A very interesting choice, sounds good.

Ria Cruz said...

Thanks for sharing

Jenny said...

I don't think I could ever get bored of reading about sisters. Plus, books that span along time always intrigue me. Great choice.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a great read!

The Reading Geek said...

The Sisters sounds interesting, I have not heard about this book before.

hypermak said...

Your WOW looks awesome!

Scribal Goddess said...

The Sisters sounds great, but I don't think I'm up for historical drama right now, though I'll certainly keep it in mind for future reads.

Thanks for a great meme!

Sharon said...

It sounds like an interesting pick :)

My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thank you for hosting the linky!!

kaye (paper reader) said...

This sounds like a book I would love to read in a hammock by a lake, the perfect on-vacation story.

Taylor said...

This sounds like an interesting book, I love historical fiction so I'll be adding this to my list of books to read for sure! :)

Joanna said...

Love the cover! Must add to my list!
Joanna
NorCalBookBlog