Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: In Sunlight and In Shadow

"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:

In Sunlight and In Shadow
By Mark Helprin
Publication Date: October 2

From Amazon:

New York in 1947 glows with post-war energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him in an instant, too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America's Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine's choice of Harry over her long-time fiancĂ© endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life.


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!





48 comments:

ashelynn hetland said...

oh wow, this one sounds interesting! Love the title, and the cover is also intriguing! great pick. :)

Ashelynn @ gypsy book reviews.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Oh my this one is very interesting. I wish Catherine and Harry all the best. The concept is very good and engaging.

Nicole W. said...

The broadway part to it really draws me in. Sounds great!

Kimberly said...

I've not read anything by that author before. And the synopsis has me on the fence. I think this is one I'm going to wait to see how it's reviewed before I think about adding it to my tbr. But it's a good choice. (:

MizMaliciouz said...

Great Choice!!!

Lori said...

the cover is beautiful and it sounds really interesting. great pick!

Lori

Bookworm1858 said...

I've heard some good things about Mark Helprin (and I think I have another one of his books on my tbr-list). I like the setting of this one in post-war NY-lots of excitement inherent there!

Crystal Burns said...

Love the cover! I just did my first Waiting on Wednesday post

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds like a great pick..thanks for sharing it!

Kayla said...

grea pick this week! :D looking forward to next week

BLHmistress said...

I hadn't heard of this book before but definitely sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing, going to add it to my neverending list

Book me! said...

This sounds lovely!
Great pick!
Here's My WOW!
Happy Wednesday!

Beckie said...

I've not heard of this book before but it sounds interesting, love this era and New York & Broadway!! Loving the cover too!
WoW is my fav meme, i look forward to it every week, my entry this week seems to be on a few lists recently, so i'm sorry if ppl get sick of repeats xxx

Hollie said...

Sounds really interesting, thanks for sharing!

roro said...

new2me
sounds gr8

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

Sounds good.Here's my WoW:http://perrytheplatypus1102-3daydreamer3.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-third-wheel.html

It's of the upcoming Wimpy Kid book. :)

Shahnila said...

Sounds quite interesting, great WOW :D

Neyra said...

Have yet to hear of this book, but it seems interesting. Don't know if it's for me though o.O I'll have to look into it more :) i hope you have a great Wednesday!

Neyra @DarkestAddictions

Keely Mahaffey said...

Wonderful choice :)

~ Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind ~

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the sound of this one!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Another great pick - like the sound of this one.

Lauren said...

Hadn't heard of this one. Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!

bermudaonion said...

I love the time period and the setting!

Krista said...

I haven't heard of this but it looks interesting. I may check it out.

Amy said...

That's a really cool cover. I had never heard of that one. Great pick!!

Cecelia said...

I'm a fan of Helprin's short story collection The Pacific and Other Stories, so I can only imagine that this book will be lovely.

Ellen said...

This sounds interesting.

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a great book!

My WOW is Jennifer Hillier's FREAK.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

You always get me reading outside my genre box!

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Wow that sounds like it's going to be an epic love story!

Juli Rahel said...

Heey
I love the cover of your WoW, the blue/yellow mix is beautiful. And the story sounds intense too! Hop on over for my WoW:
http://universeinwords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/waiting-for-wednesday-prisoner-of.html
Juli @ Universe in Words

Joy said...

Great pick! Have a fun week reading :)

Shane said...

Awesome pick!

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome book choice. It sounds like a great love story book and I really like the title. Thanks for sharing. Here is my WoW =]
http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-ten-by-gretchen.html

Beverley said...

Great choice, Jill!

This is my first time taking part in WoW and I hope I can write lots more of them :) Thanks for hosting it too!

Hannah said...

that looks interesting! Never heard of it before.

Gwendolyn B. said...

The cover of your pick is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy when you get your hands on it!

Suzanne said...

I've never heard of this book but the summary is great! Thanks for sharing =)

Theta Sigma said...

This sounds like a great book and I'm looking forward to any possible Kindle release later in the year.

Nice pick.

Ravelin said...

Been blogging for a few months. Figured I would try out WoW. Thanks for hosting =)

Lisa Mandina said...

This one sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lex (Eyes on the Pages) said...

So excited to start this meme!

Angela said...

Sounds good! :)

SJune said...

Interesting book. I'll have to look in to it.

Candace said...

Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to read it!

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Shane said...

Cool pick. the story sounds awesome.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Gabby said...

cool pick :)
here's mine:
http://gabbyreads.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-karou-returns.html

Sherri Phennicie said...

This would typically not be one of choices to read. But, the synopsis got my attention in a big way. Thanks for sharing!

Check mine out: http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-waiting-waiting.html