Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

"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:


We Are All  Completely Beside Ourselves
By Karen Joy Fowler
Publication Date: May 30

From Amazon:

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she tells us. “It’s never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion, I’d scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister.”

Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she’s managed to block a lot of memories. She’s smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, “Rosemary” truly is for remembrance.



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

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave your link below!



46 comments:

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Wow, what a cool concept. I love the idea of Rosemary trying to get acclimated to "normal" society.

Great pick. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That story sounds really odd...but I've read and loved this author, so I'm guessing it will be intriguing.

Faye M. said...

Not really my kind of read, but the synopsis does sound interesting! But then again, my tastes have always leaned towards the gritty edgy ones.

Here's my WoW of the week.

MizMaliciouz said...

Sounds quite interesting need to check it out.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

What an interesting sounding story hmmm a chimp as your twin I'm totally intrigued! Thanks for hosting

Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

Daphne said...

Sounds really interesting. I've never heard of the author before but it's really intriguing!

My Waiting on Wednesday this week is Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs.

Book Passion for Life said...

Thanks for sharing :)

I've linked up mine and Donna's

http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-33.html

J. D. Brown said...

Thanks for this fun blog idea. I've joined the list. Check out my WoW post at http://authorjdbrown.blogspot.com

J. D. Brown said...

Thanks for this fun blog idea. I've joined the list. Check out my WoW post at http://authorjdbrown.blogspot.com

Tina's Blog said...

I kind of have a thing for chimp stories....it goes back to childhood and a Norma Klein book, Honey of a Chimp that I read and re-read a lot.
I just finished Jojo Moyes' book last night. Loved it, even though I still want to cry.

Book Sake said...

I just saw this one yesterday and thought it looked great too!

Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the title and the story sounds good as well. great pick

Liberty Ann Ireland said...

Thanks for hosting this...such a fun thing and great way to get new reads and share great books!

Suzanne said...

Love this meme! Thanks for hosting!

Leah Woods said...

This one sounds really interesting :).

Here's my WoW :)

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books said...

I am such a dork, I realized that I linked up my WoW from last week #41, I entered my new one for this week #172. If you feel the need, please remove the first one #41.

As always, thanks for hosting and giving us the opportunity to share the books that we look forward to reading.

Amy said...

This one sounds really interesting. I don't think I've ever read anything like this. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine Healey said...

Not your typical story. I've read this author before and like her.

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-new-suspense.html

Shane said...

Interesting pick. Thanks for sharing.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-35.html

Jaclyn Canada said...

Your wait sounds very different! Looks to be entertaining for sure. Here is my WoW. Thank you for a great weekly meme. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

allodoxophobia said...

Curious pick! Thanks for hosting :)

http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com

baileysandbooks.com said...

This sounds so interesting, and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing, and of course hosting Waiting on Wednesday.

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Wow this one sounds really different!

Cherie Reich said...

Wow! That does sound like a fascinating novel!

Mary said...

Ooh, this sounds interesting- I bet it would get some great discussions in a book club!

Here's my WoW- The Program

Jessica Prosper said...

sounds....interesting?

Bonnie R said...

I just spotted this one for the first time yesterday, it does sound quite good. Great pick! :)
My WoW Pick!

Lynette said...

Huh. Sounds like a cool book. I might need to look in o that!

My WOW

~Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

lisa said...

What an interesting sounding story. thanks for sharing. here is my WoW

http://lisa-m-wood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-is-weekly-event.html

Cecelia said...

That book sounds both crazy and amazing. Love the concept, the idea of an unreliable narrator, memories - I'll have to look out for this one!

Joy H said...

Sounds good and I like the author. Another one to add to my list :)

Ankita Singhal said...

Wow... your WOW seems WOW...

My WOW @ Booklok Coffee WOW
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Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds really unique. Thanks for sharing!

If you'd like, you can check out my WoW post here. Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Alice M said...

Well I hope I did that right! Here is mybooksandreading.blogspot.ca sorry don't know how to put link here.
Aj

Shanon (Escaping With Fiction) said...

This book is new to me, but it certainly sounds interesting! Happy reading! =)

Paola (A Novel Idea) said...

I'm also looking forward to this one! It sounds really intriguing!

usagi, said...

Here's mine for this week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/waiting-on-wednesday-week-72/

mzvanessa said...

I will look out for this book for sure!!

Here's my WOW

rivie bleu said...

You always have pretty cool books that I haven't seen anywhere else

Angie F said...

I'm late, but here's mine!

http://pinkindle.net/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

Bookish Girl said...

Hello, I was wondering if we could write a Wow in another language. Somebody knows?

Thank you :)
xo

Milly said...

Hi there I wanna join the "Waiting on Wednesday" it's my first time ^_^ Thank you so much :D

Lynette said...

Hmm... interesting.

My WOW

~Lynette @ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

I love this idea and it's my very first WOW post, here it is:

http://costhenextchapter.blogspot.com/2013/02/wow-1-frost-burned-and-clockwork.html

Definitely have to check this book out, thanks :)

Sarabeth
The Next Chapter
saraburke13@yahoo.com

usagi, said...

Looks like I'm having trouble with the Linky, so I'll just post mine for the week here: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/waiting-on-wednesday-week-73/

Debbie Adewunmi said...

great wow heres mine :
http://nabooksvsboys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-5_24.html