Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: There But For The


"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:


There But For The
By Ali Smith
Publication Date: September 13

From Amazon:

At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table and locks himself in an upstairs room, communicating only through notes slipped under the door to his involuntary hosts, the Lee family. In an act of desperation, Genevieve Lee summons Anna, a woman Miles knew briefly as a teenager, in the hope that she might be able to lure him out. Anna quickly finds herself thrust into the chaotic and surreal world of the Lees: their precocious nine-year-old neighbor, Brooke; their dinner guest Mark; and May, an elderly woman living nearby. Though each of these characters knows Miles only slightly, his self-imposed isolation will serve as the central event linking them to one another and to their own pasts.


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!

44 comments:

Carissa said...

Intrigue! This sounds like a fabulous read!

June G said...

The color of the cover alone, caught my eye! You have to see what it's about. The book insists! :-)

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

This sounds really unique. Nice pick!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I hadn't heard of this! Thank you for sharing, and thanks for hosting WoW!!

After_Dark said...

Your choice this weeks sounds like a mystery,,,I like the sound of it..thanks for sharing
jen

nix said...

oooh sounds good. Nice pick

Ladybug said...

That was a rather mysterious description, I wonder why Mark locked himself in the bathroom. I'm adding this one on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Hmm, sounds strange but intriguing. The title definitely caught my attention, nice pick!

Jen @ A Reader's Journey said...

This sounds really good! Great pick!

Cassie Bailey said...

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Patricia said...

I love WOW! <3

Kay said...

Hmmm...that one sounds intriguing. Notes under the door. A little odd. :-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, that sounds like a party I would want to miss....

Enticing story. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Hey:)

That does sound interesting.

Amy

nomadreader said...

I'm so excited for that one too, and it's the first time I've seen the cover. Awesome!

Yaseena said...

this sounds oddly intriguing! Almost like a Tennessee Williams play or something

Badassbookreviews said...

Great Pic this week!

bermudaonion said...

The book sounds interesting and I love the title!

Dee ShamelessRom said...

This will be a new author for me to look into! Thanks!

Mary said...

Interesting sounding novel! What a great Waiting on...

Emma said...

Sounds fascinating. It's going on my list.

Maya said...

This looks awesome, great pick! And thanks again for hosting WoW. :)

Kaye M. said...

I posted my WoW. Your pick sounds interesting. :)

Semisweet said...

That sounds really intriguing! I haven't heard of it before, but I'm definitely curious now as to how all these stories come together.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, this could be really good! Sounds like one of those weird things you're sometimes tempted to do but would just never! There's no turning backf!

Here's my pick for this week: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-girl-in-blue-beret.html

The Fiction Fairy said...

Your WOW looks great, not one I have heard of, but I can't wait to hear what you think of it once you get your hands on it! Check out my WOW post when you get a chance!

Joy said...

Sounds very interesting, great pick. Have fun reading!
Joy at Books and Life

AliyaPM said...

I didn't know about this book. Sounds good! I want to read it!

Hannah said...

It sounds like a great read--thanks for the post!

bookmomma said...

Looks good! I will have to add it to my list.

Sarah B. said...

My very first Waiting on Wednesday! Fun!

Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds really good,I hope you enjoy it.

Lilie said...

I didn't know this one but thank you :D It sounds intriguing!

Liz said...

It's been a while since I've participated, but it's fun to be back!

Liza said...

Nice pick, it sounds very intriguing.

Rina said...

I like the title... catchy titles go a lot towards making me interested in a book.

My WoW:

http://justbookingaround.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-rangers-apprentice.html

bloglily said...

I just ordered this from Amazon.uk -- because I can't wait!

Kate said...

Sounds like a good mystery book!

hypermak said...

This looks great!

Celesta said...

this looks like a fun eccentric read! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this!

Andi said...

I think this may be my first time participating which is just a scandal! I love "Waiting On" Wednesday posts.

This week I'm waiting on The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

I also had no idea Ali Smith had a new novel coming out. I adore her since I read Hotel World.

Simone said...

Sounds great! This is going on the TBR pile.

Louisa said...

That sounds awesome!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sponsoring Waiting on Wednesday! Lots of great books and great blogs!
( I just entered my Wow pick )
Melissa ( Reading in KS )
Thanks!