Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Carriage 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 Carriage House
By Louisa Hall
Publication Date: March 5

From Amazon:

After suffering a stroke, patriarch William Adair wakes up in his hospital bed and realizes that his family has changed: they are less extraordinary than he had remembered. For more than 30 years, his faith in life was grounded on two indisputable principles: his three daughters’ exceptional beauty and talents and the historical resonance of a carriage house built by his grandfather. Now, both have begun to collapse.


The carriage house, held captive by a neighbor since a zoning error classified it as her property, has decayed beyond recognition and risks being condemned. William’s daughters—all tennis champions in their youth—are in decline. Having lost their father’s pride, the three sisters struggle to define themselves. 

William’s ailing wife is suffering from dementia. As she forgets her daughters, they forget themselves.

To help him recover, William’s daughters take on the battle for the carriage house that once stood as a symbol of their place in the world. Overcoming misunderstandings, betrayals, and wrong turns deep in the past, each of the Adairs ultimately finds a new place of forgiveness and love.


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

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50 comments:

leagueofawesomebooks said...

This sounds like a great read!

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

Dementia is such a horrible disease to live with. I can't even imagine what the families go through. This sounds like such a sad book. Hope it has its high moments though.
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Novels On The Run said...
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biochemguy said...

I hadn't heard of this before so thank you for spotlighting it! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Very interesting pick. The Carriage House sounds quite intriguing.

Cheles Bells said...

This book sounds heart-wrenching, but like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

biochemguy said...

Messed up on my first link btw, sorry about that. Not sure if it can be removed somehow. =/

C.J. said...

Wow. This sounds incredibly tragic, and powerful. Not if I could read it (it'd make me too sad) but I hope you enjoy it!

C.J.
Sarcasm & Lemons

moonlessbites said...

Interesting pick! here is my WoW - Dark City by Elizabeth Richards

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Awesome pick. Sounds like a real family coming together type of book. I will have to check it out. =] Here is My WoW
Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

Cecelia said...

This sounds like a riveting family drama. I like the fact that there aren't any 'deep, dark secrets' mentioned in the summary (though I'm sure there are some). Somehow the mention always turns me off.

Rachel said...

This sounds like an emotional read. Dementia in a mate would be so heartbreaking. Great pick Jill. :)

Shauna said...

Wow, this sounds like a really compelling, tragic story! Nice pick! :)

Shauna @ thesisterstale
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Novels On The Run said...

This sounds sad but also I am very intrigued to read this book. Thanks for sharing I have not heard of this book.

Michelle

Aseel Naji said...

I haven't heard of this book but it sounds good.
Thanks for sharing!

vivalabooks said...

I haven't heard of this book, but the concept sounds interesting. I'd hate it if I woke up one day and part of my memory was gone.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds really good!

Unknown said...

Interesting choice. It sounds like it might be an emotional read.
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velvetmorning82 said...

Hmmm very interesting pick! Happy Wednesday :)

K. Bo Baron said...

This book sounds like it will be quite the experience. I am certain there will be tears. Thanks for sharing.
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Katja Weinert said...

The Carriage House sounds really good. I can't imagine being 'away' for thirty years and then regaining consciousness, let alone waking up to find that your loved ones and your home aren't doing well.

bermudaonion said...

It took me a little while to figure out the cover, but I finally did. The book sounds great!

Julie said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

Sel said...

Wow, this sounds different. Can't believe how they all deal with this ;)

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Happy Wednesday :D

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Alicia Coleman said...

Sounds like a great read. I'm adding it to my TBR list. Here's my WOW

Micheline D said...

Wow, what an interesting choice this week! This looks like an intense and emotional read. I'd probably be crying my eyes out the whole time! Thanks for sharing & hope you enjoy this when it comes out :)

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Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Amy said...

This sounds like it will be quite an emotional book. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

This could be interesting, but not something I would typically pick. Thanks for sharing.

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like such an interesting read!

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Steph Scott said...

Wow, this sounds like a good read. If you'd like to check out my WoW, you can do so here.

Wendy Lohr said...

This sounds like a really intense and intriguing read. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Momo the Mome Rath said...

Interesting pick! Dementia can be so hard on a family.

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Sounds like an amazing book. I love carriage houses, and I love books that sort of follow the decay of architecture...

-Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit
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Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Wow this sounds like it's going to be a sad read, I hope that everything works out though...

The Book List said...

Interesting pick. Sounds like a great read :)

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Rose @ The Book List

fakesteph said...

Sounds very intense!! And also sad.

whatsontheshelf said...

This one sounds like it could be really emotional and powerful. Great pick!

Vyki @ On The Shelf

Beth Hoffman said...

This title is new to me, and it sounds like a terrific story. Putting it on my list right now!

Fallen Angels said...

Never heard of this but sounds good.

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This seems sad but powerful. Thanks for sharing!

My WoW this week is a YA contemporary. If you'd like, you could check it out here. Have a lovely Wednesday!

Shane said...

Another cool pick. Thanks for sharing.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-18.html

Sarah said...

Oh, my, that sounds like a sad book! For my WoW, I'm going for one that may turn out sad, but will at least have some good old fashioned Shadowhunting goodness along the way! :)
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Mystica said...

Sounds good.

Karina A. said...

An emotional book, sounds interesting! Great pick!

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Beckie said...

oh dear, i am really late posting this up this week, eekk.

WOW, that book sounds emotional and intense, not heard of it before. Intrigued. thanks for sharing

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Natalie Meyer said...

Now I'm excited for this book AND this feature! I like having ways to make my new blog fun.

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Courtney N. said...

I just added myself. Thanks for hosting this meme and sharing your WoW :)

BookSmartie said...

Interesting WoW...although I rather like to read YA...this is my WoW
http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html