Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Lost Art of Mixing

"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 Lost Art of Mixing
By Erica Bauermeister
Publication Date: January 24

From Amazon:

National bestselling author Erica Bauermeister returns to the enchanting world of The School of Essential Ingredients in this luminous sequel.

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There’s Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect. . . .

Their lives collide and mix with those around them, sometimes joining in effortless connections, at other times sifting together and separating again, creating a family that is chosen, not given. A beautifully imagined novel about the ties that bind—and links that break—
The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.


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

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37 comments:

Randi M said...

Great pick! I love books that revolve around the intersections of multiple characters' lives; the description kind of reminds me of the way The Jane Austen Book Club is written.

Lilian said...

I've never heard of this one, but I am intrigued...partly because the protagonist's name is so similar to mine =).

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

kimbacaffeinate said...

Awesome pick..i love these small town stories.

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome choice. Sounds like a great mix of different people coming together to make a beautiful sounding story. Thanks for sharing. Here is My WoW
Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

Sheena-kay Graham said...

It's an interesting novel. A different version of Soul Food, kind of. Nice find.

Nobonita Chowdhury said...

Hmm.. never heard of this one.Gotta check it out.Here's my WoW

Nobonita@Daydreaming Bookworm

Keksi said...

Ohh, I really like books like these that focus on the lives of different people in one tiny setting. I will definitely add this to my TBR list. :D

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh it sounds good! But I still have to read The School of Essential Ingredients!

MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

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

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Shane said...

great pick!

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Bookish Outsider said...

Great pick, love books like this so will check it out!

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greatmunchiereads.com said...

This looks really interesting!
Thanks for a great WoW :-)

-Cassie
GreatMunchieReads

adinabb said...

Never read this author but the new release sounds interesting. Thanks for great WOW.

Tina's Blog said...

I enjoyed her first book, so this one is definitely going on my list.

Sherri Phennicie said...

The Lost Art of Mixing for some reason reminds me of movies like Valentine's Day. Different people going through a variety of life issues. And then somehow are connected.

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glass said...

I didn't hears about this one before. Thanks for sharing!:)

I can't wait for third book in Existence series by Abbi Glines.

Katja Weinert said...

Sounds like a tasty read ;-) Puts me in mind of Chocolat and the movie French Movie "Romantics Anonymous". I'll have to look into the first book.

Emily said...

My choice this week is Requiem :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

Rae Lori said...

Ooh that is a gorgeous cover! I love reading books with a food theme (a la Like Water for Chocolate) especially when I can learn about different culinary cultural delights hehe. May have to read this one with a snack. :-D

bermudaonion said...

Oh, wow, I had no idea she has a new book coming out! I want that one too!

WinterHaven said...

This one looks great! I will have to add it to my tbr =)

Juli Rahel said...

Food always brings people together ;) Thanks for sharing and hosting!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a great book! I hadn't heard of it before.

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BookishTimes said...

Sounds interesting, will be checking it out. thanks for sharing:D

Wickedly Delicious said...

Never heard of this book. It sounds good. Have a great week.

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Sandy said...

Check out my Waiting on Wednesday post: http://sandyfarmer.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-indigo-spell.html

Kristin Aragon said...

Awesome pick! Very interested to look into this one!

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Hollie said...

This sounds really great, I think I'll definitely be looking into this one!

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

Lovely pick! This has a heart-warming feel to it. I like it :)

Thanks for sharing.

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YA Novelties said...

Awesome pick!! I love to check out this book later:)

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Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

HI, came by for the WOW, i added my link :) thanks
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Jenea Whittington said...

This sounds great....

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Beckie said...

I have not heard of that before but i am intrigued, i like stories that are about small towns :)

This is such a different book for me to have as a WoW, not sure what people will think of the book but i really like the idea of it :)

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KHAIRU DHANANI said...

Cant wait to read this one.

http://khairusworld.blogspot.com/

Mae said...

This is why I appreciate this weekly meme - I never heard of this pick but am intrigued! Here's my WoW, Olympics edition: http://bit.ly/MzYwo4

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