Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Obituary Writer

 "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 Obituary Writer
By Ann Hood
Publication Date: March 4

From Amazon:

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these two women will change Claire’s life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.


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

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51 comments:

Sara said...

Great pick! Sounds pretty good.

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Braine TS said...

Love women's lit, I'll dogear this, hopefully our library picks it up.

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Great pick. Here is My WoW
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Jenifer S said...

That sounds like a very interesting read! I can't wait to read your review.

Jenifer @ Under a Gray Sky

Fauzan said...

Nice pick. :D I'm waiting on Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

Fauzan @ Wild Heart Book Reviews

K. Bo Baron said...

Nice pick! Sounds like there will be an interesting plot twist!

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

Tina's Blog said...

Just the title is enough to make me want to read it. Adding it to my list!

bermudaonion said...

I'm curious as to how they're connected.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I put this one on my wish list a few months ago --great pick.

Alicia Coleman said...

Nice pick. Very interesting.

Kim@Time2Read said...

What a beautiful cover! The story sounds interesting, too.

Grad Student said...

I would never have found this pick on my own- great WoW :-)

Sherri Phennicie said...

This sounds like a page-turner! Not my usual genre, but this seems like an interesting story.
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Amy said...

Awesome pick!! That sounds really interesting. I really like the cover too!!

Madison Seidler said...

My first comment is the incorrect URL. Something went wonky with my post this morning, so #148 of Madison Says is not right. The newest one I posted is! Thanks and sorry about that!

Cherie Reich said...

Ooo, that does sound good, and I love the cover!

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PidginPea said...

ooo, sounds good! Adding it to my TBR list!

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The Readdicts said...

The book seems pretty interesting!

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Cheles Bells said...

Love the title! Sounds very intriguing! Thanks for putting it on my radar ;D
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laurice-with-love said...

It's my first ever WoW! :"> Yay! :) Thank you so much for this awesome meme :)

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Neyhart said...

Sounds good - here's my WOW

Lacy Kempf said...

sounds great. Added to my TBR.

Shane said...

Awesome pick!

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html

Alishia said...

Great post.

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Cecelia said...

Now this one sounds like a book I'd be interested in. The motivations of an obituary writer are fascinating to me. Great pick!

noveltease said...

How interesting! I love books set in that time period.

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds really good. I like the mystery aspect of it. Thanks for sharing!

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MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

Great pick this week! It sounds very interesting! :D


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Leah Woods said...

This sounds really good :) definitely going to add it!

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Beckie said...

How have i not heard of this book until now, wow, it sounds like such an emotive read. I love women's literature,makes a nice break from YA sometimes :)

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Jennifer said...

I just saw this one on Edelweiss last night and thought it looked interesting! Good pick!

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

Never heard of that one, hope you get to read it soon.
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Starr K said...

Sounds really interesting!!

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bookmarkedpages said...

Looks really good!

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Hollie said...

This one sounds really good, thanks for sharing!

whatsontheshelf said...

Nice pick, seems very interesting and meaningful.

Giulia said...

Sounds interesting!

Giulia said...

Sounds interesting!

Annabeth Albert said...

Love the sound of The Obituary Writer. Adding it to my TBR!

Lisa Mandina said...

This sounds really interesting! Great pick this week!

silentseasons.com said...

Hi, great features.. this is my first time & here's my WoW

Simone said...

Thats sound like a pretty cool read. As always Jill thanks for hosting.

Ashtyn said...

Wow, that sounds like a great read!

Here's my WoW pick: http://wonderlandsreader.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-7.html

Bo said...

Not really my cup of tea, bnut it does sound intriguing. I hope you enjoy!
Tammy @ http://bosbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Bibek Thapa said...

Great pick.
My WoW is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Richard Warner said...

I like the brief story of obituary writer. The short information indicates about the search of obituary records. I am very excited to know more about writer.

raizza said...

Great pick and the cover looks good.

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Theta Sigma said...

This sounds like an interesting book - not only through its multi-generational storyline but also through the whole "pay it forward" idea of Vivien helping other people who are in grief.

moonlessbites said...

What an interesting read!
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Waiting on Wednesday – Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Taherah said...

Great pick! Heres my WoW @ http://booksasyouknowit.blogspot.com/