Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Interestings


"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 Interestings
By Meg Wolitzer
Publication Date: April 9

From Amazon:

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later, the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age 15 is not always enough to propel someone through life at age 30; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
 
 
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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40 comments:

Lizzy said...

I'm not sure why, but this book reminds me a bit of First Wives Club. That movie is totally a guilty pleasure though, so I might have to add this book to the list. Great pick :)

Alison Can Read said...

This sounds like just the type of book I'd like. What else has Meg Wolitzer written? I think I've heard of her.

Cheles Bells said...

Very intriguing synopsis! Thanks for sharing :D

leagueofawesomebooks said...

This sounds like it could be pretty good!

Sandy said...

This book sounds rather interesting. I love discovering new books that I might be want to read.

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

That is a beautiful cover. I would definitely pick it up with the bright colours alone!


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Sam said...

I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds good. Great pick! :)

Michelles Paranormal Vault Of Books said...

Never heard of that one, hope you like it when you get it. :)

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bookreviewsatlyrics said...

Wow... I've never read a book quite like that before, I really like the idea of it - it must be added to my TBR list now! Fab pick!

My Waiting on Wednesday (and me gushing about my Waiting on Wednesday) :
http://bookreviewsatlyrics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/meme-waiting-on-wednesday-2-dead-silence.html

- Sadie @ Lyrics.

Karina A. said...

You really feature books that I've never heard before. Interesting blurb. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday
Karina @ Couchpotatoreader

Tina's Blog said...

This one sounds great....I love books set in the 70s.

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

Not really my time of read, I hope you enjoy it though :)

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

The Interestings sounds really good. I like the idea of following characters over a period of years. It's interesting to find out what happens in the long term.

Lisa Marie @ The Young Adult Connection said...

I've never heard of that one before. It sounds great!

:).

bermudaonion said...

I love that time period and will have to look into that book.

Micheline D said...

Oooh this sounds like a really intriguing premise. I'd never heard of it before but it's worth checking out! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Leah Woods said...

Sounds like an interesting book! :)
Here's my WoW

Christina said...

New Meg Wolitzer book! WANT! Thanks for alerting me to this one. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, your pick looks like my kind of story. I have enjoyed several other books by this author...thanks for sharing!

Cherie Reich said...

You always pick such interesting books! I like the simple yet colorful cover. :)

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

And today I've done my very first WoW! Yay!

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I've never read a Meg Wolitzer book, but this looks interesting!

Christine (Rainy Day Reads) said...

Sounds like a good book! :) This is my first Waiting on Wednesday, happy to be a part.

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Christine
Rainy Day Reads

Joy said...

I have heard of this author but haven't read her yet. Have a great week reading!

Reeka said...

That synopsis sounds like a breathe of fresh air. I'm way overdue for some good contemporary, The Interestings has definitely been added to my TBR pile. Thank you for sharing!
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Jenny said...

Your selection sounds very intriguing. I imagine a lot of emotions will be felt during the reading. Good choice.

Jenny @ Book Sojourner

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

The synopsis definitely sounds enticing. Thanks for sharing!

Come and check out my WoW post? Have an awesome Wednesday!

Exina said...

I love the cover! Thanks for sharing, Jill!
My WoW.

Beth Hoffman said...

This is the first time I've heard of this book and it sounds very interesting!

Anacrasia said...

Sounds interesting..!

meaghan said...

I just found out how I'm spending my afternoon.....

Between the Bind said...

Happy Wednesday! :) Thank you for sharing!

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

This sounds like an awesome book - reminds me of that new BBC series White Heat!

Thanks for sharing!

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Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

Great pick!

My WOW for this week isGoddess by Josephine Angelini :)
http://beneaththemoonandstars.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-goddess-by.html

Brandy Graves said...

Sounds good! Added to my TBR list. :)
Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

Shane said...

Nice pick. thanks for sharing.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday-21.html

caffeinejunkie said...

This sounds good. Here's mine: http://booksarefabulous.blogspot.com/2012/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Cindy Mai said...

Looking forward to do some Waiting on Wednesdays posts. ;) I got some books I really want to be published.

Cindy @ http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com

Tara said...

because Mr. Linky doesn't seem to be working for me...here's my Wow!

Waiting On Wednesday (11)

Kristin said...

This is the first time I have participated in "Waiting on" Wednesdays, and I can't seem to figure out how to add my name and link to Mr. Linky. Here is my link. Kristin @ http://www.shewhirler.com/waiting-on-wednesday/