Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Odds

"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 Odds
By Stewart O'Nan
Publication Date: January 19

From Amazon:

Valentine's weekend, Art and Marion Fowler flee their Cleveland suburb for Niagara Falls, desperate to recoup their losses. Jobless, with their home approaching foreclosure and their marriage on the brink of collapse, Art and Marion liquidate their savings account and book a bridal suite at the Falls' ritziest casino for a second honeymoon. While they sightsee like tourists during the day, at night they risk it all at the roulette wheel to fix their finances...and save their marriage. A tender yet honest exploration of faith, forgiveness and last chances, The Odds is a reminder that love, like life, is always a gamble. 


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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48 comments:

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

That book totally sounds like a winner!

Felicia said...

Hm, haven't heard of this one. Sounds interesting. :)

mfay2 said...

Nice cover!

June G said...

Sounds like there's a lot going on here.

thetravelingreader said...

I don't think I'd be as brave or as crazy as the protagonists in gambling my future away. But it sounds like a crazy good book. :)

SupaGurlbooks said...

Haven't heard of this one before but nice choice!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This sounds like a great one for this day and age. Enjoy!

Linda said...

Sounds great!

Books4Juliet said...

I'm always impressed by your choice of books... Way back in college, I could've chosen the same... It reminds me of those simple and peaceful moments of my life... :P (weird, right?) =)

Carina Olsen said...

This does not sound like a book I would enjoy, but maybe when I get older :) Great pick, though!
Love, Carina

Mimi Valentine said...

YAY, Niagara Falls! I beamed when I saw that in the summary because I'm a proud Canadian and I live near the falls. They're so pretty!

This book sounds like such a sweet read! Life IS like a gamble sometimes, and love definitely is. I really hope you like it when it comes out because it sounds crazy good, Jill! Like always. :)

Here's my WOW!

Sally Bibrary said...

Couldn't help but laugh at "the Falls' ritziest casino" - having been there, I can honestly say it's nicer than most of the government run casinos in Ontario, but nothing like Vegas. :)

Grace Fonseca said...

Intereting as I've never heard of this. Awesome choice.

Kay said...

I've already got this one on my list. Nice choice!

JC Jones said...

That sound like a move that will lead to disaster but this is fiction. Wonder how it works out.reciept

lsl_scrapper said...

This one sounds good! Love the cover, too!

bermudaonion said...

That should be a good one! I've never read O'Nan's work, but have heard wonderful things about it.

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

This one sounds good! Great pick!

mrs_laura_koehler said...

Sounds like a great book to read esp during these tough economic times.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Odds sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing....

Sylke said...

I've never heard about that book before, but it sounds awesome! I'll definitely put it on my to read list ;)

Crystal said...

I saw this one this week or last on Shelf Awareness or somewhere and it caught my eye too. Thanks for reminding me about it.

Vyki @ On The Shelf said...

Sounds like a very heartfelt read!

Badassbookreviews said...

Oooo That sounds cool! and different. I bet it's good. Niagra Falls and Casinos to save a marriage. Interesting.

Cecelia said...

Oh, that book sounds as if it can't end happily, but I hope it does! Nice pick.

Jen @ A Book and a Latte said...

This sounds really good. I love stories where people rally to fight for what they want... which is kind of how this sounds. I'm not sure gambling is the way to go but I like the idea of couple pulling together, when their relationship is fragile...

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Andrea said...

This book sounds amazing! I haven't heard about it before. You have some interesting reads here :)

readinginwinter said...

That looks like a great book!

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

Your pick this week sounds really interesting. And I love that is takes place in Niagara Falls!

Jennifer said...

Sounds interesting! Great choice!

GF Book Mom said...

I do like the sound of that book ... I'm intrigued!

Joy said...

Sounds like a different kind of storyline...I love Niagra Falls!
Have fun reading!

nomadreader said...

I read this one last month and really enjoyed it. It was my first O'Nan, but it certainly won't be my last. Enjoy it!

Justin941 said...

Never heard of this one, but it sounds like it could be fairly interesting.

Deni said...

I've yet to hear of this one, but I'm already stoked! So adding this to my 'waiting-for' shelf!

Deni - The Inkberry Diaries

Burgandy Ice said...

Wow. Sounds like some potential for tension!! Fun!

Hollie said...

The Odds sounds different to the stuff I normally read, but definitely sounds good! :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a good read.

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The Book Faerie said...

This one sounds really interesting!! Thanks for sharing :)

My WoW: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Julianna Helms said...

Thanks! :D Have you read the Shade trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready? I highly recommend it. :)

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Tevya said...

That sounds like a great read!


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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jill, I am a big O'Nan fan so am looking forward to this as well. Sorry i did not get to participate today. We just got our internet back today after Saturday's storm, so I am thrilled I can visit your blog again.

Jennifer said...

Haven't heard of this one before. Sounds awesome though.

Sarah said...

I've been WoW everywhere, so decided to participate, as I'm obsessing about a book this week! Ugh!

The book sounds amazing... but kind of heartbreaking.

gonepecanla said...

that book sounds really interesting!

City Girl Who Loves to Read said...

Thanks for the welcome, Jill. Your choice is appropriate for these trying economic times.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

are you on Net Galley? The odds is one of the choices. Looking forward to it.

Sharon @ Obsession with Books said...

A great WoW! it sounds interesting.