Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Lost Saints of Tennessee

"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 Lost Saints of Tennessee
By Amy Franklin-Willis
Publication Date: January 31

From Amazon:


With enormous heart and dazzling agility, Amy Franklin-Willis expertly mines the fault lines in one Southern working-class family. Driven by the soulful voices of 42-year-old Ezekiel Cooper and his mother, Lillian, The Lost Saints of Tennessee journeys from the 1940s to 1980s as it follows Zeke’s evolution from anointed son, to honorable sibling, to unhinged middle-aged man.


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!

55 comments:

Andie Z said...

I haven't heard of this one before, it looks really interesting! And I love the cover. Great pick!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this one sounds really interesting! i like that it spans 40 years.

fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

Historical works are something that I enjoy too. Thanks for hosting this meme.

Sophia said...

Hmm. It doesn't sound like my usual type of book, but it sounds pretty good. I especially love the cover! Great pick this week. :)

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

This sounds like a great pick, Jill! I love books about the south, and even better that its about my state, TN! :)

mfay2 said...

That cover is beautiful. It makes me wish I could do that.

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I've never heard of it before and I don't really think it's for me, but hope whenever you get a chance to read it, that you enjoy it.

Kim @ Book Munchies said...

I'll admit, this probably isn't something I'd read or normally even look at. The summary is rather sparse, but it does spark a bit of interest. So depending on my mood when this comes out, this'll be going on the maybe pile for my TBRs.

Great pick. I love finding out about books that wouldn't normally catch my eye.

June G said...

Another southern book. Awesome. I love books set in the South!

Kristin Aragon said...

Hmmm...might have to check that one out! Happy Wednesday!

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Amy said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for hosting. This is my first Waiting on Wednesday!

Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer said...

Looks like a good book. Great pick. =]
Here is My WoW for this week. =]

Shadowrose96 said...

I haven't seen this book before, but it sounds like it would be interesting.

ashelynn hetland said...

Love the cover for this one. Great pick!

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

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

My WoW

Cristina said...

This book sounds interesting. I think it will probably take on a range of emotions. This is one of my favorite meme's. You can find my picks at http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com/

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great! I love the cover.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jill, Can you please delete line 91. I screwed up and corrected it with line 92. Thanks so much

I like the sound of this week's WOW. Southern Fiction is generally always a fun time.

Laurie C said...

I'll need to see some rave reviews first before adding this one to the TBR list. ;)

Mimi Valentine said...

YAY, JILL! I just love Wednesdays because my book wish list always grows practically exponentially with awesome new reads! :)

I really like the cover of the book you chose! It's so simple and pretty. Plus, I ADORE the title and the fact that it's set in Tennessee -- because I've always wanted to go there!

Another amazing pick, Jill! Happy Wednesday! :)

Here's my WOW! And I have a new 300 Followers Giveaway up and running, if you want to enter!

lsl_scrapper said...

Love that cover, and the story sounds good.

Crystal said...

I have this one requested on Netgalley because it sounded so good! Great choice.

bermudaonion said...

You know I want to read it since it's set in the South.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

thepamjelly said...

I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds really interesting!

Jennifer G. said...

Sounds like a good story; great choice for the week!

Natalie said...

Sounds like a great story! I love the cover too!

Sherre said...

Wonderful Choice! I love this! So interesting! May be added to my TBR list.

http://beckonedbybooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-touch-of-power-by.html

Becca said...

Great pick. I absolutely adore TN. My father grew up there, and the 50s & 60s look picturesque. Thanks for sharing!

bookworm1494 said...

never heard of this one before sounds pretty different but kind of good!


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IdentitySeeker said...

This is the first I've heard of this book and it's also the first time I've made a Waiting on Wednesday post and linking up Thank you for this great feature:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool pick with a gorgeous cover!

Here is my WOW: Here is my WOW :)

Jac said...

I hadn't heard of this one before today, but I have to admit it looks really interesting!! I like that it spans a larger amount of time.

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

This sounds like an interesting read! I really like books that take place in the south.

Jacquelynne said...

This sounds great! I haven't heard of the author before so Ill definitely be checking them out :) ... Thanks for the great suggestion!

Joy said...

Great pick, thanks for the link up again! Have fun reading ;)

Kathryn (clean teen fiction) said...

That is a fun cover. This is my first "Waiting On" Wednesday post. Yea!
Clean Teen Fiction

Karis Jacobstein said...

I've seen this. I remember the cover making me take a second look! So fun! Enjoy!

My WoW: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-14-and-waiting-on-wednesday.html

Tara said...

This looks good. This is going on my TBR list. Great pick this week!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great cover, must read.

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My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

I haven't heard of this one, either!!! Might be adding this to my TBR shelf :o)

Lisa said...

Not my usual choice of books but this one sounds good! I will have to try it :)

Giselle said...

This is the first I've seen of this book! Sounds interesting.

Giselle from Xpresso Reads

ItsAPenPalWorld said...

Seems like a very interesting book.

Kyowolf said...

Looks really intersting and awesome cover!

pleae check out my WOW

Bookish (C and Rae) said...

This does sound really fun; Can I participate?
Here's mine; http://bookishlybloggers.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wenesday-914-and-my-goodbye.html

-C

Dawn said...

Have to say, I'm curious as to why Zeke becomes "unhinged"!

Jenna and Ashley said...

Love the cover with the boys holding tires. Looks like a great book, one of those deep ones with all kinds of lessons!

You always come up with books I've never heard of, so thanks!
-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

Maria said...

I've never heard of this book before..sounds good!

Joanna said...

As usual, thanks for hosting WOW!!

eclectophilia said...

I've been following some other blogs that participate in "Waiting on" Wednesday and I have to say I love this idea!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Ooh, I haven't seen any advance buzz for LOST SAINTS, but the description appeals to me (as does the cover, I'll admit)

IdentitySeeker said...

I haven't heard of this book but anything set in the South sounds good to me:)

Books4Juliet said...

I've seen this book some where though I couldn't remember which blog =)

Happy Wednesday!

Here's my Waiting On Wednesday post.

xoxo. april