Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Lessons in French

"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:

Lessons in French
By Hilary Reyl
Publication Date: March 5

From Amazon:



It’s 1989, the Berlin Wall is about to come down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale. She is anxious to make her mark, yet has no idea how to pursue life as a fledgling painter. So when she receives a surprising job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It’s a chance not only to be at the center of it all, but also to return to the city for the first time since she was a lonely nine-year-old girl sent to live with cousins while her father was dying of cancer. Lessons in French is at once a love letter to Paris and the story of a young woman defining herself, and finding her moral compass, in the tall shadow of a powerful boss.


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

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42 comments:

HayleyAG said...

This sounds like a really good read!

biochemguy said...

Nice pick, not my usual genre but it does look interesting! If you'd like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday post you can do so here. :)

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

Interesting premise. I love Paris, and it seems like a dramatic coming-of-age story!
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Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Sounds interesting.

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Jennifer said...

Great pick! It sounds like a wonderfully good read.

Maria Behar said...
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Maria Behar said...

(I deleted my previous comment because of typos.)

You know, I don't usually read historical fiction, but this book does interest me, for two reasons -- I love art and photography, having studied both in college, and I LOVE Paris, which I only know from books and films...but it's always been my dream to go there! So thanks for featuring this novel!! : )

BTW, I messed up when linking to your post, and entered my blog twice...the first link, #25, is to an old post. Darned if I know how that happened! The link to today's post is #27. Just delete #25, and so sorry for the inconvenience! : (

Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

Nice pick!!!

Here's my WOW
http://beneaththemoonandstars.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-scarlet-by-marissa.html?m=1

Lindsey Allyson said...

I have yet to hear of this novel, but it sounds great! I enjoy reading about anything that takes place in Paris. Great pick :)

Rachel said...

Oooh I love books set in Paris. It always makes me want to go. Nice pick Jill. :)

Aseel Naji said...

Interesting pick! Here's mine http://mycrazybookobsession.blogspot.se/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-dominion-by-melody.html

Siobhán @ Totally Bookalicious said...

Oh sounds interesting

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MizMaliciouz said...

Sounds Intriguing! :)

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great. Love the setting.

bermudaonion said...

Love letter to Paris? I want to read this one too!

Richa Parande said...

Sounds like a good book! My WoW - http://ecstatic-for-books.blogspot.sg/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-3-clockwork.html

Grace Fonseca said...

I love that the book is set in Paris. Great choice.

velvetmorning82 said...

Seems interesting the only problem i have is i never had a great relationship with Paris,France,Frence as language French guys etc etc etc lol =)

Elizabeth said...

This sounds good! I love books with France as the setting. Great pick!

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Amy said...

This sounds like a great book. I love book in the Paris setting.

KikiD said...

Oh Paris! Added to my TBR list!

Micheline D said...

Well I have to admit that this wouldn't usually be my genre but it looks really interesting! I don't know if it's the combination of Paris & the quest to find herself but I'm intrigued :) Thanks for sharing & if you want to check out my WoW post

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Mark Murata said...

Interesting that the fall of the Berlin Wall is now looked at as past history. I mention it in a story that I've never had published.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the sound of this one!

Cherie Reich said...

Love the cover! This sounds like a really good book.

Here's my WOW.

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

This book sounds amazing and beautiful. I'm a sucker for Paris and college grads!

-Tiff
My WoW

Reeka said...

Ooouuu...I LOVE Paris as a backdrop. The scenery descriptions always have me floating all dreamlike and happy. Definitely want to check this one out!


Reeka @BoundbyWords
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Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Oooh this sounds super interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Karina A. said...

Would love to read more about Paris! Thanks for sharing!

Here's my WOW
Karina@ CouchPotatoReader

whatsontheshelf said...

This sounds like it would be really good! I like France and photography and meaningful stories, so it should be right up my alley :-)

Shauna said...

Sounds interesting! Great WoW pick! :)

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Mary said...

Ooh, interesting! I'm not a big historical fiction fan, but I may have to broaden my bookshelf... I'll keep this one in mind!

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Tiffa Snook said...

Looks kind of interesting - not my usual kind of thing though! (:
Awesome post, as always. ^.^

Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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Mariana S said...

Wow, it looks great, just the kind of book I need right now, great pick! :)

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

I wonder how the powerful boss is going to affect Kate... Great pick!

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kirsty vizard said...

Your pick looks good . . I may have to look further into that . ..thanks x

Sarah Haque said...

I love the cover, it sounds really good too! My WOW.

Momo the Mome Rath said...

Wow, your pick sounds amazing. Such a pivotal time in history to figure out who you are. And who doesn't love Paris?

Beckie said...

I love the cover of this!
I didn't think this would be my kind of book but actually i love the sound of it! I will def be reading it :) thanks for sharing

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Lisa Mandina said...

That does sound like an interesting read! I can think of a few of my friends who would enjoy that. Thanks for sharing!

Shane said...

Another new book to my eyes. Thanks for sharing this seems interesting.

Sharrice Hewlett said...

Hm...haven't heard of this one. Definitely sounds interesting. If you have time check out my WOW: http://reesesreviews.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-8.html