Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.

"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 Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
By Nichole Bernier
Publication Date: June 5

From Amazon:

Summer vacation on the island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate had known. The complicated portrait of Elizabeth--her upbringing, her marriage, and journey to motherhood--makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her most fundamental beliefs about loyalty and deception at a time when she is uncertain in her own marriage. When an unfamiliar man's name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn't know about her friend--including where she was really going when she died. Set in the anxious post-September 11th summer of 2002, this story of two women--their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears--considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.


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!

53 comments:

June G said...

You always find the most intriguing stories!

Ashley R said...

That book sounds so good! I was already intrigued from the basic plot, and then when it said in a post-9/11 world...oh my. I have to read this now. Thanks for picking this one!

(and thanks for hosting this, as always!)

KaylaBeck said...

That book sounds like it'll be a tearjerker!

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

The story sounds great, but I'm not sure if it's for me and would need an exceprt to know that for sure.

My WOW

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

This sounds like an emotional read. The synopsis definitely hooked me :)

Thanks so much for hosting!

Cath said...

I am going to weep and weep when I read this. Thanks for posting!

Sonythebooklover said...

I look forward to WOW because your choices are always books I have never heard of once again you made a great choice, happy reading.

carly said...

O this sounds interesting, going to be a sad one tho. Thanks for sharing.

My WOW:

http://fictionfascination.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Carly :)

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks so good. There is definitely no shortage of great books coming out this spring and summer.

Rachel said...

Wow, Your book sounds interesting. This is my first time participating in this meme! My WoW:
http://unforgetablebooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Thanks for hosting this!

Shonda said...

This sounds like it will be an emotional read. I love reading books centered around female friendships. It's definitely going on my list.

Raiding Bookshelves said...

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D has just been added to my To-Read shelf.
Check out my blog Raiding Bookshelves for my Waiting On Wednesday picks!

Bonnie said...

This looks so good, I am definitely adding it to my TBR list! I always think about what will happen to my journals when I'm not here anymore!

Amazing find, I can't wait to read it! :)

Bonnie @ www.handsandhome.ca

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sometimes these kinds of stories don't work well for me, but this one does sound very good - great pick Jill.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

That book sounds interesting! Great pick! ☺

Lovey Dovey Books said...

Great pick, sounds very interesting!

Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

Kaye said...

vacation, island, trunk of journals?

You got me!

Fall Into Books said...

Cool WoW! Thanks for hosting this!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds really good. Love this kind of story!

MiniMangaFan said...

That sounds so interesting. Definitely picking that up when it comes out. Thanks. :)

Kay said...

You had me at "inherited a trunk of journals". Thanks for highlighting this one.

Wendy Lohr said...

This books sounds very intriguing. It's going on my TBR list right now!

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Amy said...

Great waiting on pick! It sounds amazing, so it's now definitely being added to my TBR list - thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-8-insecure-writers.html

Maria D. said...

This book sounds good, just the perfect kind of book you want to read at the beginning of summer. Thanks:)

Amy said...

You always have books that sound interesting. I have don't know that it's a book for me, but it still sounds great.

Nichole Bernier said...

Jill, thank you so much for choosing my book for your Waiting on Wednesday pick. It's a thrill to see discussions beginning to stir in advance of its June publication date.

The book was inspired by my loss of a friend, a new mother, on the first flight to hit the Twin Towers. I have five young children, and it's taken me six years to write... I cannot wait to hear your thoughts once you've read it. Thank you again! Nichole www.nicholebernier.com

Krista said...

Never heard of this one, but it looks good! Great pick :)

Tiffany Drew said...

Hadn't heard of this one but it looks really, really good. Adding it to my list!

Mimi Valentine said...

Awww, you always choose the most touching stories, Jill! It sounds like such a sweet, emotional ride -- especially since it takes place after the 9/11 attack.

Awesome pick for your WOW this week, Jill! I hope you have an amazing Wednesday! :)

Joy said...

great pick, as always! Have a great week Jill :)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a very good book! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Oh I like the idea of this one. I love the books you find, they always sound so interesting!

My WoW

Jessica Lee said...

That novel sounds amazing! :-)

Blook Girl said...

The book you picked this week sounds like one I'd love to read. Our private thoughts would reveal a totally different individual to our friends and family... how often do others have an opportunity to access those thoughts?

Thanks for the great recommendation!

Rachel Naddeo said...

This book sounds really interesting. I think I'll read it when it comes out :) sadly it will take a while!

Mariana S said...

Sounds interesting :)

Amy said...

What an interesting premise!

Freak-YA-tastic said...

Hi!

I read a lot of WOW on blogs and this time I posted my Waiting on Wednesday! Amazing rendez-vous.

Thank you!

About this book, it's intriguing. I'm wondering if I'll not add this one to my to-read list on Goodreads. See you next week!

Bonnie Regan said...

Sounds like a good one! :)

Bex said...

Great pick, I always love your choices.

Hollie said...

Your choice sounds great, definitely an emotional read! :)

Jamie Mariano said...

wow, that sounds like an emotional read!

Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D... seems intriguing and unique! Please visit mine!
My WoW

luv46kdz said...

Have been missing in action for a long time. This sounds like a very good book. Need to add this to my book club's list of possible reads!

Paula
Tomes Devotee

The Reading Salon said...

Ooh, will be adding this to my to be read list :) ~Melissa

Mel said...

One more book to add to the ever growing pile that I MUST read! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

You are awesome for making up this feature and your Waiting On was so interesting. You make me want to read so many books.

ClaireLouise said...

Hello :) heard about your blog through a few other blogs doing the "Waiting On" Wednesday, so decided to stop by and now I'm following :)

Can't wait to read more of your posts!

Claire
http://clairelouisereads.blogspot.com.au/

Rachel Pudelek said...

This books sounds really good.

Here's my WOW

http://rachelpudelek.blogspot.com/

Mel. said...

This book sounds great!

You can find my WOW here:
http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jenn Renee said...

Sounds like a good book.

thanks for sharing!

here is my waiting...
http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-butterfly-clues.html

Nichole Bernier said...

Thanks again, everyone, for your kind words!

It comes out in six weeks, and if anyone wants one of the haunting bookplates I just had designed, feel free to email me at ElizabethD@nicholebernier.com.