Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Heart of Palm

"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:


Heart of Palm
By Laura Lee Smith
Publication Date: April 2

From Amazon:

Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-heels southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn’t seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Deserted by the patriarch years ago, the Bravos are held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces.

The story opens on a sweltering July day, as Frank Bravo, dutiful middle son, is awakened by a distress call. Frank dreams of escaping to cool mountain rivers, but he’s only made it ten minutes from the family restaurant he manages every day and the decrepit, Spanish-moss-draped house he was raised in, and where his strong-willed mother and spitfire sister—both towering redheads, equally matched in stubbornness—are fighting another battle royale. Little do any of them know that Utina is about to meet the tide of development that has already engulfed the rest of Northeast Florida. When opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.



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

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47 comments:

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

I really need to get back into my adult contemporary kick! Hmm..

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Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
Waiting on Wednesday

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Catherine said...

Nice choice, Jill. Sounds like a story with interesting family dynamics.

Here's my WoW pick:

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Not my usual thing, but thanks for sharing!

Here’s my WoW

Catherine said...

Nice choice, Jill. Sounds like a story with interesting family dynamics.

Here's my WoW pick:
http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-new-fiction.html

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Nice pick. I love that cover!

Primrose Musings said...

The cover is so soothing.

moonlessbites said...

Thanks for sharing as always. My WoW is Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

Cricket said...

This sounds like a nice read.I like the cover. Thanks

Jelly said...

Great choice, even though I never heard of it, it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.Here's my WoW
-Jelly

Carly said...

Sounds interesting & I love the cover! Thanks for sharing!

My WOW: http://fictionfascination.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-39.html

KristianaAlex said...

It sounds great :) I'd like to read this book.

Karina A. said...

My first time hearing about the book. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday
Karina @ Couchpotatoreader

Ava (Book Nerds Anonymous) said...

I love this post. Going to do my first WOW today :)

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Looks really good! Contemporary and timely....

Claire said...

Sounds good and I really love the cover :), also I accidentally added my link twice so could you delete 1. Sorry :(.

Bob Milne said...

Sounds interesting - hope it's worth the wait.

My WOW this week has a touch of Indiana Jones and Michael Crichton to it!

Oana Matei said...

This sounds like a good read!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hi Jill -- I'm also very anxious to read this one -- love the cover too.

Girls Heart Books said...

Ooh this looks good, another one for the to read pile! :)

Kelly TheWellReadRedhead said...

Great pick! I've seen this one advertised on Goodreads and it piqued my interest as well.

Wickedly Delicious said...

Sounds intense.

Grace Fonseca said...

I so need to read more Adult Contemporary books.

Grace

DJ D. said...

Great pick! I need to start reading more adult contemporary books, so I'll add this one to my list!

Amy said...

I don't know if this would be for me, but it sounds interesting. The cover is really pretty too.

The Writing Rabbit said...

Ooh, that sounds good! I like a book with some complicated family dynamics. : )

Cherie Reich said...

Great choice! I haven't heard of this book before, but it does sound good. :)

bermudaonion said...

I hope you get it soon!

Tanya said...

What a cute cover!
My WoW

Shane said...

Good pick. I like the cover & the title.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

lisa said...

Great choice :) here is my WoW http://lisa-m-wood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-awakening.html

Krispy said...

I haven't heard of this one, but that blurb is so vivid. I can practically see that house!

Here's mine: WoW (3)

Bonnie R said...

I've seen this one a few times and I'm definitely intrigued. Think I might be checking this one out. Great pick!
My WoW Pick!

iheartbigbooks said...

Nice Choice!! Here's my WoW pick:


Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins on i*Heart*BigBooks

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

I like the cover! From the blurb, it looks like the family is kinda chaotic. I wonder if the members would reconcile in the end. Thanks for sharing.

Here is my WoW post. Have a beautiful Wednesday :)

Beth said...

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday! Here is my link:

http://freespiritbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Beth @ Free SPirit Books

Shanon (Escaping With Fiction) said...

This book is unfamiliar to me, but it sounds pretty cool! =)

rivie bleu said...

That looks like a good book. I want to read something other than YA.

Here's my WoW

Rose said...

I just posted my first WoW post! :) This is a great meme!! So many new books I'm excited for lol

mzvanessa said...

I may have to add that to my to-read list!

This week my WoW is: Walking Disaster, due out in April! (I've been waiting since OCTOBER!)

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Heather B said...

Here is my WoW:
http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

Emily Anne said...

Awesome pick!

Here is mine:
http://countinginbookcases.blogspot.com/

Kala M said...

Accidentally added myself twice and can't figure out how to delete one! I'm sorry! :D

First Waiting on Wednesday already written and scheduled for this Wednesday. Thanks! :D

Henar Azahara said...

Here´s my WoW
http://livinginourownstory.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-01.html
I hope I did it right...