Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Burgess Boys

"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 Burgess Boys
By Elizabeth Strout
Publication Date: March 26

From Amazon:

Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.


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

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40 comments:

Penelope Lolohea said...

It sounds like a great book! Thanks for hosting!

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Really interesting book. Looks like another good family story. Thanks for sharing. Here is my WoW. =] http://thebookshelfreview.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-black-city-by.html

Cheles Bells said...

Very interesting pick - thanks for sharing :)

Shane said...

Great pick!

old follower
http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

velvetmorning82 said...

Interesting pick but its March 2013 right?

Richa Parande said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing :)
My WoW

Novels On The Run said...

New book on my radar. Enjoy when you get to read it:D

Michelle

bookreviewsatlyrics said...

That sounds like an awesome family story! Thanks :)

If you want to check out me WoW... http://bookreviewsatlyrics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/meme-waiting-on-wednesday-everbound.html
xD

- Sadie @ Lyrics.

Jenny said...

That sounds like a lot of family drama. I can relate to that. Thanks for hosting!

My WoW:
http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-4-independence.html

greatmunchiereads.com said...

Oh this looks like it will make me cry :-(
But it looks great!

Thanks for a great pick!
Cassie

http://greatmunchiereads.com/2012/11/14/waiting-on-wednesday-8-the-elite/

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

Eeep, I somehow added my link to the Linky twice. #22 has the wrong link...can it be deleted? #36 has the correct link!

Thanks
:) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

Tina's Blog said...

You beat me on this one! I think I have it queued up for next week. I also see you are reading Chris Bohjalian's latest book...I just finished it last night. I read some not so great reviews, but I rather enjoyed it, even though it certainly was not uplifting.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love a good family drama with legal issues...thanks for sharing!

Kristin @ My ParaHangover said...

Our tastes are so different, what with me always wanting to escape reality and all, but this one actually sounds awesome!!! I'd really love to visit back to Maine b/c I can totally relate to the bleakness of growing up in Maine and wanting to get out. I only lived there 3 years but I always wondered why more kids didn't run away.

AWESOME pick this week!!!

Book Sake said...

The Burgess Boys is one that I want to read as well!

Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

Book Sake said...

The Burgess Boys is one that I want to read as well!

Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

Danielle Villano said...

Wonderful! Glad to have found this event! Today is my first time joining :)

Best,
Danielle
http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-heads-in-beds.html

Grace Fonseca said...

Nice. Sounds like an interesting choice.

Karina A. said...

Thanks for sharing! Great pick!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday
Karina @ Couchpotatoreader

Missy Frye said...

Sounds like a great family drama. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

This sounds really great!! Thanks for sharing.

Reeka said...

I LOVE these 'finding yourself' contemporaries. This one sounds really interesting. Thank you for sharing with us this week!
_______________
Reeka @BoundbyWords
Check out my WoW for this week

bermudaonion said...

I'm waiting for this one too.

Micheline D said...

Ooooh this sounds like it could be quite the intense & emotional read. I hope you'll love it when it comes out :) Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Wendy Lohr said...

This sounds like a great read! I've added it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing! :)

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I still haven't read Olive Kitteridge -- this one sounds great. Thanks as always for hosting :)

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Ooooh sounds like a dramatic read!

Lacy Kempf said...

Great book! Thanks for sharing. here's mine: http://lazyreadingnook.blogspot.com/2012/11/wow-8_14.html

tiffing said...

Great choice!

Here's my WoW

Joy said...

Another great choice, enjoy your reads!

Scrappin' Natural Mama said...

Sounds interesting! Will have to add to my list.

Heather B said...

Here is my WoW :)

http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This definitely sounds like a great-read!! I wonder why the sister stayed behind when the brothers left for New York City. Thanks for sharing!

I'm 'waiting on' a YA contemporary this week. Enjoy a beautiful Wednesday!

Mel said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one too! Hear lots of good things about it!

Kristin said...

Oops! This is my first time participating. Accidentally put mine 2x. Sorry!

Your pick sounds like it'll have an interesting family dynamic.

Jessica R said...

This one sounds interesting! Thanks for hosting. The only problem with this is that we make ourselves even more impatient for these releases! :)

Amanda Marti said...

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The Readdicts said...

Sounds interesting! Great pick, Jill!

My Waiting on Wednesday post.

Sarika @ The Readdicts

Wickedly Delicious said...

sounds interesting.