Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Newlyweds

"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 Newlyweds
By Nell Freudenberger
Publication Date: May 1

From Amazon:

Amina Mazid is 24 when she leaves Bangladesh for Rochester, New York, and for George Stillman, the husband who met and wooed her online. It's a 21st century romance that echoes ancient traditions--the arranged marriages of her home country. And though George falls for Amina because she is "straightforward" and doesn't "play games," each is hiding something from the other. Amina struggles to find her place in America--as a Muslim woman, an aspiring teacher, a wife with her own desires. But it is only when they put an ocean between them that Amina and George will discover whether they have a future--or if their secrets will tear them apart.


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

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51 comments:

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I like the simplistic cover.

ashelynn hetland said...

oh, i like the sounds of this one. definitely intrigued!

Penelope Lolohea said...

Doesn't sound like a book for me, but I hope you love it when you read it! :)

melannie (: said...

I just love when a book deals with different cultures and totally different worlds colliding

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I don't think it's for me, but I hope you enjoy it. And as usual when it comes to your choices, a book I've never heard of until now :-)

My WOW

mfay2 said...

I like how the cover is so simple.

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Is it just my imagination or do those beaks look like they are aiming for eyes and throats? The summary sounds good though. Enjoy!

Rachel Brooks said...

This sounds like a unique story. It's great to see a description that seems original!

thetravelingreader said...

It so happened that I am in a relationship with someone from a different culture so I'm quite curious as to how the story will play out. :)

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Though it isn't my usual fare, it does sound like an interesting read. I wonder if the husband is Muslim and what the secrets are. Good choice!

Heather

Kat said...

Sounds like an interesting story.

Here's my WOW pick.

Kat
Wit and Sin

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Jill! WOW is right!!! This is quite a plot synopsis! I'm LOVING this book already!! And that in spite of the cover, which is not really my cup of tea, in spite of the obvious metaphor -- "birds of a feather flock together"... Apparently the protagonists need to discover whether or not they are, indeed, "birds of a feather". Well, sure sounds like a wonderful, angst-filled read!! I'll have to put this novel in my already humongous TBR pile! Lol. (Psst! Whoever invented the saying "less is more" was totally wrong! The more books in my TBR mountain, the more I want, especially those that 'speak' to me, which this one surely does.)

Thank you so much for sharing!

May you & your family have a very blessed holiday season, and thanks loada for this book meme/blog hop!!

Rebecca said...

The description sounds good. I never would have guessed from the cover.

April David said...

Seems like a very deep read... the cover and title are both simple... but the story itself seems like a complicated one. Good luck with this book! Happy Holidays!

Laura said...

This one sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

carly said...

Hope you enjoy and thanks for sharing. I don't think it's for me tho :(

my WOW

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Carly :)

Sam said...

Sounds quite interesting actually but I don't think it would be something I would usually read.

My WOW

FABR Steph said...

I can only imagine what that would be like. I wonder why the author chose upstate New York.

Mimi Valentine said...

A husband she met online? That's honestly so cool!! x) Even though my parents would probably kill me if I tried to do that, online dating is actually getting more popular with the years! It makes me kinda intrigued to see where the author will take the story! :)

Here's my WOW!

YAY for another awesome Wednesday, Jill! Thank you SO much for hosting this & I hope you have to most amazing day! :) <3

Broche E.B. Fabian said...

Ooh, I've been waiting to read this one for a while, too. Sounds so intriguing!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the cover. Not sure about the book though?

Happy Holidays Jill

JJ iReads said...

That is definitely an interesting book. I don't normally read books like that, but I'll keep an eye out for this one.

JJ iReads
Check out what I'm WAITING ON this week

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, this one has so many intriguing elements: modern day meets tradition. Secrets and lies. Thanks for sharing.

Rae Lori said...

The cover doesn't really catch my eye but that synopsis sure does! I may have to check this one out. :-D

JC Jones said...

Very timely book. We have a lot of cultural conflict today.

Hannah said...

Not quite sure yet if it's something I would read, but definitely something to consider!!! Just starting a blog now!!

Neri said...

This sounds like an excellent book. I am definitely adding this to my TBR list. Thanks!

nomadreader said...

I've already pre-ordered this one for my Kindle and cannot wait. Great pick!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a thought provoking book and I love the cover!!!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

This sounds like a book right down my alley.

Wonder_ said...

Sounds not like a book for me...

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The synopsis is intriguing - I'll look for it in the spring!

Amy said...

Not the type of book I would read I don't think, but it does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Lohr said...

This sounds like an interesting read...good pick!

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Darlene said...

I find reading about other cultures very interesting!

Here's my WOW: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-sleepwalker-by.html

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

Sorry about the "World War Z" after my name. The link is to the right post but I didn't notice the name before I clicked!

Samjam G said...

Doesn't sound like my type of book! But thanks for sharing!

sosaysthewhale said...

I'm loving that cover.

Burgandy Ice said...

Oh fun!! This sounds like a very different, interesting book!! I love the cultures & arranged sort of potential love.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your read, sounds interesting.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

this sounds like a really interesting book - plus I'm moving to Rochester from Buffalo in the next month or two for boyfriend's new job! Woo hoo! Hope you enjoy it!

Frishawn said...

Sounds very good. I really want to know what secrets they each have to keep from the other.

SarahO. (Krazy Elf's Bookshelf) said...

Interesting summery, not sure if it's my type of read but it sounds cute!

bermudaonion said...

Boy does that sound good to me! I love the cover too!

Carina Olsen said...

This seems like an interesting read :) I wouldn't like it, I think, but it does have a pretty cover :D Hope you will enjoy it, though <3

Love, Carina @ Carina's Books
www.carinabooks.blogspot.com

madeline said...

I love this concept! Thank you!

Romi said...

Thank you so much for holding this!

Jessirae said...

I have never heard of this book ever. Don't know if I'll check it out since it's something I don't usually read. I hope you like it though!

Valerie said...

Seems kind of like an adult version of Sarah Dessen! Here's mine: http://thegothicballerina.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-above.html

Thanks!

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nazish0151 said...

Don't sound like my kind of book.
It's my first time participating in this.

Heres my WoW http://nazish0151.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/www-wednesdays-9