Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Good House

"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 Good House
By Ann Leary
Publication Date: January 15

From Amazon:

The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She’s also a raging alcoholic. Hildy’s family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem.

As if battling her demons wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There’s a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire—and a love story between two craggy 60-somethings that's as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good. 


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!


41 comments:

Jaiden said...

Nice pick! Not much of an Adult genre fan but sounds interesting! Have a great Wednesday! :)

Danny said...

So sorry for entering my link twice! The first one is the old from last week! I do apologize ;(

Arlene said...
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Arlene said...

I entered mine twice too, sorry! >.<

June G said...

This sounds like something I may want to check out. You always have a fresh pick!

MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

Great pick! This sounds very interesting! Adding to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing! :D

~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

K. Bo Baron said...

Interesting pick! I will definetly look into this one!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

I don't know what will keep Hildy from drinking. They have some long winters up there and it's very rainy, so can't blame her for drinking, especially if she has no one to keep her bed warm! Find a man Hildy! Hope you enjoy it.

Heather
Or a good book!

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks like one I will really enjoy....love the cover!

adinabb said...

Interesting pick.

Beckie said...
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Beckie said...

posted again as error, last one deleted sorry

Fab pick!! This is a book that i wouldn't normally pick up from the cover but the blurb sounds really interesting and intriguing. I am reading more books that are of an adult genre rather than a YA, i am enjoying them too. Thanks for sharing.

I love the book i have selected for my WoW :) I have also received to for review recently so i'm soooo happy!!

My WoW

baystatera.com said...

I loved Ann Leary's last book Outtakes from a Marriage. There is one excruciatingly humiliating scene in it I will never forget. I've been wondering when her next novel would be published!

Sherri Phennicie said...

Sounds like a good book! Real life events that happen in a lot of people's lives.

bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a winner to me!

Emily said...

Mine is Unravel me :)

Christina said...

Never heard of that one, but sounds really interesting! As a side note, I really loved the current book you are reading, Where We Belong by Emily Giffin. It's terrific. I got it signed by her a few days ago.

Old follower.

Ensconced in YA
Waiting on Wednesday. What are YOU waiting for?
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Amy said...

This one sounds interesting. I don't typically read this type of book, but it sounds like one that I might enjoy.

Vyki @ On The Shelf said...

Nice choice, sounds interesting :-)

Meghan G said...

Nice pick. Looks very interesting.
Thanks for hosting. I am finding some amazing reads because of this.

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

Many great books we are waiting for!! It just makes the TBR pile grow even more.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This is definitely going on my list! Love this kind of story....

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

A book about denial, scandal and desire? Sounds awesome :)

Fallen Angels said...

Love books with a town that has sercrets. Have a great week.

My WOW and WW

Leah Woods said...

Interesting choice :)

Here's mine: http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

xo

LisNoir said...

That sounds like an interesting book. Happy reading!

My WoW

Shane said...

Nice pick. I've never heard of this one so thanks for sharing.


http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html

Lacy said...

Interesting pick. Hope you like mine.

http://lazyreadingnook.blogspot.com/2012/08/wow-1.html

Lace and Lavender Hints said...

I can't wait for finale, the fourth book in the Hush Hush saga!!!

-Sarah

Kristin Aragon said...

Sounds very interesting! May just have to check this one out! Thanks for hosting WoW!

Hollie said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing.

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Interesting... Thanks for sharing!

library4delinquents said...

Waiting on Wednesday, what a fab idea - I'll be joining in regularly! And I'll be following your blog too - nice mix of stuff on here :-)

Kimberley Jones said...

That sounds like an interesting book :) I picked Taken by Erin Bowman :D
Waiting on Wednesday is a really nice idea ;D

havebookwillread.com said...

Oh, this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly x

Jenea Whittington said...

This sounds really good. Great pick.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Allie Reichelt said...

Not usually something i would read but it looks good!

vivalabooks said...

Nice pick!! Thanks for hosting this meme!

Simone said...

Thank you for hosting.

englishrosec said...

Interesting book. Thanks for hosting :-)

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure if it's my type of book. Thanks for sharing though!