Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Gilded Age

"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:

Gilded Age
By Claire McMillan
Publication Date: June 12

From Amazon:

A debut author transforms Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth into a powerful modern story of one woman’s struggle with independence and love. Ellie Hart made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and 30 days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now, returning home to Cleveland, she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman’s sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name in the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. Ellie finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice.


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:

infinitively reading said...

Sounds interesting (:
Here's my pick of the week:
http://infinitively-reading.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-8-glitch.html

Penelope Lolohea said...

Hm, sounds like a moving read. I'll have to check it out! :)

Oh, and viper-bite lip piercings? That just sounds SO painful.

Literary Cravings said...

Like the cover, sounds like a great book. Thanks for hosting!!!

Mari said...

I haven't read the original novel but it sounds like an interesting story, Jill. Thanks for sharing it with us :) Have a great Wednesday!

The Reading Enchantress said...

Gilded Age sounds really good and the cover is pretty! Great choice and thanks for hosting! This is my first WoW :)
-Olivia

Kat said...

Oooh, interesting pick.

Here's my WOW pick.

Kat
Wit and Sin

Vicky said...

Nice cover! It sounds interesting :)

Here's my pick for this week

DJ D. said...

This one sounds really interesting and I love the cover and title. I'll have to add it to GoodReads! :-)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Oh, thanks Jill --hadn't heard of this one. Sounds pretty good.

Lovey Dovey Books said...

Sounds like something different, cool choice, Jill!

I just posted my very first Waiting on Wednesday, check it out at Lovey Dovey Books, # 103 on the linky list. Enjoy :)

Kah Cherub said...

Gilded Age sounds pretty interesting. :)

http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Shonda said...

Good pick! I'll have to look for it this summer.

Mimi Valentine said...

Oohhhhhhhh, the cover is so pretty, Jill! :) I don't know if it's just me, but I have a thing for covers with pretty dresses on them and I think that they're kind of taking over the book world lately! ;) Plus, the synopsis sounds really intriguing!

Here's my WOW!

Thank you so much for hosting another WOW, Jill! You are AWESOME and this is another awesome pick! :) <3

Amy said...

Great choice! This sounds so amazing that I am definitely adding it to my ever growing TBR list - thank you for sharing it! :)

carly said...

Great pick, sounds interesting, I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing :)

My WOW

http://fictionfascination.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Carly :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds really good! Thanks for sharing....

Bookworm Blogger said...

Interesting choice! Now I want to read THAT one!

Here's mine:
http://bwormblogger.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-1-by-bookworm.html

Kay said...

Hmmm....I'll have to think about this one. Tequila body shots and sexting. Viper bite lip piercing? Hmmmm...

The Sagacity Quest said...

It sounds like a sad book. Great pick!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I like the sound of The Gilded Age!

Lisa said...

Sounds good, interesting cover!

Amy said...

That sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing, and like always, hosting this awesome meme.

Cecelia said...

I haven't read the Wharton's original, but this does sound interesting. Nice pick!

Sam said...

Sound like a really interesting book. Nice pick! :)

My WOW

Darlene said...

This one sounds very different!

Here's my WoW: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-dead-to-you-by.html

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, I bet that book will make quite a splash!

Joy said...

Great pick, hope you like it when it shows up. Have a great week and fun reading!

Jessirae said...

Your pick sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! Will look more into the when it comes out :)

Shanise said...

Hmm, sounds pretty interesting. Haven't heard of it before!

-Shanise @Camisado Mind

aparajita said...

sounds something i would like...great suggestion.

Here is my link - http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

Amy said...

Very interesting!

Mag said...

Hm, I've never heard of this one. Sounds interesting. Here's the link to my first-ever Waiting on Wednesday post:

http://geekchicbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-shine.html

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Wow, this one sounds really interesting. I like the idea that it is a new version of Edith Wharton's House Of Mirth. Definitely one I'll keep my eye on.

Andrea
My WoW

Tribute Books Mama said...

Great choice, sounds good.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday_18.html

♥Bookish Sarah♥ said...

Thank you for hosting. :) Sounds like an interesting read!

My pick for this week! ♥

Angie said...

Hm, sounds pretty interesting.

My WoW

Adriana C said...

Sounds interesting.
Thanks for the hosting

Paige Cuccaro said...

I typically like paranormals. Haven't read many historicals. This one does sound kinda cool. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine ...paranormal, go figure! :)

Brittany said...

Haven't heard of this one before. Sounds pretty good

Mrs. Papillion...aka "The Book Worm" said...

Will have to check out this book. I'm always looking for new books to read and definitely new authors to check out. =)

Valerie said...

Gilded Age seems intersting...
Love the choice, especially the cover!

Here's my pick: Shooting Stars

Please check it out! :) Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like an interesting read! I'm new to participating in this meme and I'm really loving it. Discovering so much great books :)

Lisa Mandina said...

This sounds really interesting. I haven't read the original that it's based on, would I need to read that first?

Rebecca said...

This sounds amazing. I chose Truth by Julia Karr.

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Jill, you always find the best picks!

My WoW

Edmiary Ayala said...

This is my first WoW so it's pretty cool :)

Raine said...

This one looks like hearts will be delivered on a platter in one way or the other.

Nisha (Midnight Books) said...

Great pick, definitely sounds like something I might like to read!

smiling_ina said...

Thank you for hosting this event!

Here is my WoW pick: http://smiling-ina.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-before-i-wake.html

Nick said...

The cover of this book is really pretty.

Here's my WoW
http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2-spellbound-by.html