Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The End of the Point

"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 End of the Point
By Elizabeth Graver
Publication Date: March 5

From author's website:

A place out of time, Ashaunt Point—a tiny finger of land jutting into Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts—has provided sanctuary and anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild. The children’s Scottish nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short and haunts the family for years to come.

As the decades pass, Helen and then her son Charlie return to the Point, seeking refuge from the chaos of rapidly changing times. But Ashaunt is not entirely removed from events unfolding beyond its borders. Neither Charlie nor his mother can escape the long shadow of history—Vietnam, the bitterly disputed real estate development of the Point, economic misfortune, illness, and tragedy.


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

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56 comments:

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

This sounds really great. I love books that are set in the past. Always fun to read about what the author is imagining.
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Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
Waiting on Wednesday #38

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

This sounds like a really interesting read, so far, I am liking the setting and what the summary has hinted to. Will be adding this to my list too, thank you :)

Unknown said...

The book seems like a really deep and emotional read. I wnder what happens to the other characters if only Helen and her son are mentioned in the later time period.

Jennifer said...

Great WOW pick. Definitely one for the list.

The Readdicts said...

Great WoW pick!

Here's my WoW. :)

Naomi Hop said...

Great pick!! Sounds great!! A bit of a wait though, March!! Argh!!

Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Unknown said...

This book sounds like it is full of intrigue! The past is inescapable! Great pick!
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Shauna said...

Oh, that sounds fantastic! I love the time period and the plot sounds very compelling.

(Shauna @ thesisterstale)

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good read. March 2013 eh? Pretty long wait. :)

Unknown said...

Nice pick! I hope you enjoy it, sounds like a great read!
Here's My WOW! =D

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Now I see that every week I stop by here and never leave the comment! Huh..well thanks for organizing WoW - I have a lot of fun! :)

I haven't heard of this book before but I'll check it out!

Thanks for sharing!! :)

Here is my WoW post

Wee Shubba said...

Interesting choice. Never heard of that one before
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Krista said...

I've never heard of half the books you put on your page. It is not really my genre, but you have my eyes wondering...

Krista @ Breathe In BooKs

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Tina's Blog said...

This is one of my favorite time periods to read about. Sounds great!

bermudaonion said...

That sounds really good to me!

Unknown said...

I would love to read this. Here's my WOW.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the synopsis of your pick. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Though not something I would normally read it does sound really good.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this one sounds like it could be a lot of emotions rolled into one book. Great pick!

Unknown said...

Hi!It's my first time to participate in WOW. I'm a new book blogger so I still don't know much.
Thanks for sharing!

Karina@couchpotatoreader

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a great book! And I love the cover, so pretty!

Here's my WOW.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love the sound of this one...haunting, beautiful, secretive.

Heather said...

Joined in the fun!

I love your pick, I have a feeling this WoW will be another case of me finding out about a lot of books I never knew existed 0_0

Unknown said...

Great pick! We are waiting too at Confessions of Novel Junkies!!

Uncorked Thoughts said...

This sounds interesting, quite dark!

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Unknown said...

Interesting :)

laurice-with-love said...

Yay! My Third WoW! :D Requiem third in the list! :D

Aman said...
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Aman said...

It's my first time, and I loved it. Great WoW pick, sounds interesting.

Here's My WoW: http://enticedbybooks.blogspot.com/

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Little Miss Bookworm said...

It sounds interesting and I've added it to my TBR pile.

Unknown said...

YaY!!! mY first WoW
This blog event is so helpful.... love it! <3 <3

WTF Are You Reading said...

You picked another good one!

Missy Frye said...

My first WoW! How am I ever going to get through all these links?

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds marvelous! Thanks for sharing :)

Here is my WoW post. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Michelle @Mom With A Kindle said...

Love WoW! ;D Thanks!

C.J. said...

Cool read! You always have new ones that I haven't come across before.

CJ
My WOW

Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

Nice pick!

Here our wow :) http://beneaththemoonandstars.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-let-sky-fall-by.html

Sugar and Snark said...

Great choice this week! Happy Wednesday :)

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Sugar & Snark

InkkReviews said...

this is my first Waiting on Wednesday! we are new book blogging . thanks so much, and please check out our WOW

Katie @ Inkk Reviews
www.inkkreviews.blogspot.com

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Here's my WoW for this week: http://mostlyyalit.blogspot.ca/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-perfect-scoundrels.html

Anonymous said...

I bet this book would be worth the wait :D

Teen Bookcase of Wayzata said...

That books sounds like fun! I love when there's multiple main characters, especially when they're family! Good pick! :)

Natalie Valdes said...

Thanks for this event! And great title, cant wait.

Catie said...

This sounds really interesting and I love the name of the place,"Buzzards Bay"

Jillian @ PidginPea's Book Nook said...

Sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing! :)

Here's my WoW pick!

Simone said...

Sounds interesting.

Unknown said...

Hmm Sounds interesting! I may just have to read this one.

Rebecca (@ Garrulous and Bookish) said...

That sounds like a great book :)

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Awesome pick!

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-13.html

Rola said...

Here's my first Waiting on Wednesday !

http://xoreads.blogspot.ca/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-1-rebel-heart.html

I'd appreciate every checking it out :) thanks

Unknown said...

I'm starting this from next Wednesday.

Ashtyn said...

Oh, this book sounds amazing! Can't believe it won't for a while though :( I hate waiting so long!

Here's my WoW

Rockee said...

2013 is such a long wait! How could you stand it? Well, patience is a virtue they say. Sounds like a good read, indeed!

Have a good week!:)

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caffeinejunkie said...

I like Jen Lancaster. I haven't heard of this one. Cool pick!