Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Out of Warranty



"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:

Out of Warranty
By Haywood Smith
Publication Date: January 22

From Amazon:

Beloved author Haywood Smith's Out of Warranty is a witty social satire that's right on topic for anyone who's ever had to deal with health insurance claims. Out of Warranty sends up the health insurance industry, the medical profession, and falling apart ten years before Medicare. To quote widowed Cassie Jones: "If you have anything weird wrong with you in this country, you'd better be Canadian."

When medical costs eat up all of Cassie's money, she decides she must remarry for health insurance, but her fix-ups and e-dates are unsuccessful, despite the grudging help of fellow patient Jack, a reclusive, one-legged curmudgeon on the same appointment schedule at her specialist's. When dating doesn't work out, Cassie comes up with a pragmatic but unconventional solution. As always with Haywood Smith's books, there are plenty of laughs and lots of heart.



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

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33 comments:

Lizzy said...

Sounds fun (and sadly, more true than not regarding the insurance industry). Great pick!

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

I like witty social satires so this sounds like a great read! Nice pick!
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Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
Waiting on Wednesday

Jennifer said...

Out of Warranty sounds really interesting. Not only will I be adding it my reading list but I'm adding it to the library order too. Thanks for sharing.

moonlessbites said...

Love the pick! Thanks for sharing. Here is my WoW

Cyn said...

Satirical books especially about health care/insurance are also such interesting reads! Thanks for sharing :)
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Jenny said...

Sounds very interesting with the whole social satire edge.

Crystal B. said...

This book sounds very interesting.I would love to read this I watched a documentary recently on problems with health insurance companies and who's plan worked better!

Great pick!

Lovey Dovey Books said...

I don't think I've ever read a book like Out of Warranty, but it seems worth looking into.

Candace
Lovey Dovey Books

Dragana said...

I like your waiting on posts because I always find out about interesting never-heard-before books. :)

Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love Haywood Smith's books, and this one sounds so timely!

Mel said...

Great pick!

velvetmorning82 said...

Interesting pick! thank you!

Cecelia said...

This sounds like a hoot. Thanks for sharing!

bermudaonion said...

It's kind of sad to think someone might feel the need to marry for medical insurance.

whatsontheshelf said...

This one sounds like it could be a really funny book! Great pick :-)

Sadia Ahmed said...

Great "Waiting On" Wednesday! It sounds really interesting.. my "Waiting On" Wednesday (my first one!) is Gayle Forman's new book xD

http://bookreviewsatlyrics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/meme-waiting-on-wednesday-1-just-one-day.html

Michelle @ MomWithAKindle said...

That sounds interesting. I'll have to check that out.
Michelle

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Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a great book! And I love the cover! So pretty with the sunset (or is it sunrise?).

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Luoqi :) said...

Sounds interesting! This is going into my TBR pile :)

Micheline D said...

Oh my this looks funny and sadly on point with the state of things today! Very interesting pick, I don't think I've ever read anything like that...thanks for sharing :)

Here's my WoW this week.

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Cute pick - anything that's a send-up and has heart has my name on it!

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-Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

This sounds like an interesting read!!

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds really witty and fun :)

This week, I'm showcasing a YA fantasy. Here's my WoW. Happy Halloween!

Beth Hoffman said...

I've always enjoyed Haywood Smith's stories, and until your post I didn't know she had a new offering. This one is going on my list for certain!

Momo the Mome Rath said...

Aww I like your pick. I don't think this is the right word, but it sounds adorable to me. I like it when real issues are addressed with humor and heart, though :)

Tiffa Snook said...

Sounds interesting, although not hugely my kind of thing. Thanks for sharing! :D

Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
My "Waiting On" Wednesday

Catarina said...

It sounds like a great book!

Catarina
@Reading and Things

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Really interesting book choice this week. It wouldn't normally be my type of read. Thanks for sharing.
Here is my WoW.
http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-cloud-atlas-by.html

lolasbookobsession said...

ooh The book sounds interesting! Happy Halloween!

Shane said...

Nice pick. Thanks for sharing.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-20.html

Between the Bind said...

Thank you for sharing! Always enjoy getting in on this meme. Here's my WOW.

Samantha Stewart said...

This book sounds like it'd be really good!! Great pick :)
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