Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Train of Small Mercies

"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 Train of Small Mercies
By David Rowell
Publication Date: October 13

From Amazon:

In haunting and crystalline prose, The Train of Small Mercies follows six characters' intrepid search for hope among the debris of an American tragedy. 

In New York, a young black porter struggles through his first day on the job, a staggering assignment aboard Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train. In Pennsylvania, a woman creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her disapproving husband and pay her respects to the slain senator, dragging her child with her. In Maryland, a wounded young soldier awaits a newspaper interview that his parents hope will restore his damaged self-esteem. And in Washington, an Irish nanny in town to interview with the Kennedy family must reconcile the lost opportunity and the chance to start her life anew. 

In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united by an extraordinary commemoration, irrevocably changed as Kennedy's funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington. 


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!


 

50 comments:

Penelope Lolohea said...

Ooh, I love that title! :)

Lea said...

WoW for this Week!! Arcadia Awakans by Kai Meyers!

PS: The cover is GORGEOUS ;)

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SweetMarie83 said...

Sounds like an interesting book, Jill! Happy Wednesday!

Scarlett said...

ooh, 'haunting and crystalline prose'?! Sounds great! Thanks so much for always hosting this!

Melanie said...

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Kristin Aragon said...

Sounds like a great book!

Here's my WoW

Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Separate story lines centering around Bobby Kennedy's funeral train? Sounds like an interesting concept for a novel. :)

TG said...

I like the sound of that book. Historical fiction set in an era that's not explored enough, IMO.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I can't believe it, Jill! We're spotlighting the same book today. It does sound good, doesn't it?

Tina's Blog said...

I love the cover and this book sounds like one that is right up my alley. I'm definitely looking for this one when it comes out.

Mystica said...

Sounds interesting.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

LOL..you and Laurel Rain have the same pick. Sounds like a good one as well.

lsl_scrapper said...

Wow! The book sounds fascinating! It's going on my TBR!

June G said...

Wow. This is a very different type of story. Very fresh and unique. A nice choice *nodding head*. Thanks for passing this along.

Dawn said...

Your picks are always books I never see elsewhere.

Taylor said...

I love the cover on that one! I may have to check it out!

My WOW post: http://thoughts-of-an-endless-dreamer.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-19.html

<3
Taylor

Hannah said...

Nice pick-- I hadn't heard of this one!

Jennifer G. said...

This sounds really interesting. Great pick!

leanne_luce : YA FOREVER said...

I did my link wrong :( Could it be deleted please? Number 135

Jen @ A Book and a Latte said...

Interesting... not something I'd usually pick up but now on my radar :). Here’s my WoW post! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Danielle said...

Sounds like a good read!

Amy said...

This is my first "Waiting On" Wednesday. Thanks for hosting!

bermudaonion said...

I got this recently and it does look fabulous!

RJ Gonzales said...

Sounds like a fascinating book! :D Wonderful choice!

RJ @ RJ Does Books

Book Savvy Babe said...

Looks like a good book! I am going for a romance this week... Book Savvy Babe

Melissa said...

This sounds like a great book:)

Here's my post: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Ani Raye said...

Lovely pick this week :)

Stephanie said...

This is my first Wow post!! I'm a new blogger over at http://ya-reader.blogspot.com/ Awesome page and thanks for hosting :)

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Gah, another GREAT looking choice. :)

http://onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-12-tempest-by.html

Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

This sounds like a great and interesting story. I also really like the cover for this as well.

Mimi Valentine said...

You always pick the most interesting books that I've never heard of before, Jill -- I love it! :)

Here's my WOW! And there's still time to enter my 100 Followers Giveaway if you haven't already! :)

Tia said...

Yeaa..Just did my first WoW! I need followers over on my blog! It's looking kinda sad right now (lol).

http://falling4books.blogspot.com

K said...

I tend to have a little trouble with multiple-protagonist books, but that one looks intriguing...

Happy Wednesday!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Aww this sound like an emotional read, but a good one.

Natalia Belikov (Wayland/Morgernstern/Herondale) said...

whoaaaaaaa! so many many WoW! I could spend the whole day looking at blogs! =)

Sherre said...

This cover is great!

My WoW

Shelby said...

Great meme!

nomadreader said...

I just got a copy of this one in the mail and cannot wait to dig in. Enjoy1

Rockee said...

Your WoW for this week seems interesting! I think I'm gonna add it to my piling up to-read list. Well, the more the merrier, right? Hehe.

By the way, I'm a new follower of your blog. And if you have time, come check out mine as well: http://rockeemusikreads.blogspot.com/

Thanks!:)

ashelynn hetland said...

Love love love the title.

The Nerds said...

That sounds really intriguing. I fiction set against the backdrop of real life events.

Shadowrose96 said...

Sounds like a good book :)

Amber Elise said...

That sounds very interesting! Following! My WoW is here

EveinEden.com said...

Just found your terrific blog. Have added your link to my list of favorite blogs on my websites.

Began a book blog a few months back. I choose a topic and then select several books that illuminate that subject.

Thanks for the wonderful recommendations.

Karis Jacobstein said...

This looks really excellent. I'll have to check it out.

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/www-12-and-waiting-on-wednesday-august.html

Andrea said...

Oh I've heard about this! It sounds really good :)

Jenna and Ashley said...
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Jenna and Ashley said...

That sounds sad but like one of those books that sticks with you for a long time after you read the last page.

Great pick.

-Jenna
http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-2-perfect.html

Books4Juliet said...

I love the cover! =) And others seem to like it too!
Happy Wednesday!

~April @books4juliet
Waiting On Wednesday

amandapearl2books said...

here's my post!

http://amandapearlsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/waitin-on-wednesday-82911.html