Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Instructions for a Heatwave

"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:


Instructions for a Heatwave
By Maggie O'Farrell
Publication Date: June 18

From Amazon:

It's the summer of 1976 and London is in the grip of a record-breaking heat wave when Gretta Riordan discovers that her newly retired husband, Robert, has cleaned out his bank account and vanished. Now, Gretta's three children converge in their mother's home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and an ugly secret that has driven a wedge between herself and the little sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest of the Riordans, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal her illiteracy. As the siblings tease out clues about their father's whereabouts, they navigate rocky pasts and long-held secrets, until at last their search brings them to their ancestral village in Ireland, where the truth of their parents' lives--and their own--is suddenly revealed.


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!


37 comments:

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Cool cover for this book - I love that it's like the key to the secrets of the family.

Thanks for sharing!

Here's my WoW!

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

Oh your WoW pick sounds interesting. I wonder what secret the husband/father is keeping.

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds interesting..thanks for sharing

Kay said...

I love these types of books...finding out about family secrets. Loving the cover!

Adria Reyes said...

I love the cover. The book sounds interesting too.

precious said...

This one sounds interesting and I like the cover, too!

Here's my Wow!

Sheri Boston said...

That's normally not the type of book I would even stop to pick up and read the summary but now that I have it sounds really good! :) Happy reading.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I LOVE the sound of your pick...family secrets wins me over every time:)

Bookish Girl said...

Thanks for sharing! Have a nice week!

xo

Elicia said...

Interesting pick for WoW!

Here's mine at:

http://girlinthewoodsreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-unbreakable-by.html

Christina @ Allodoxophobia said...

You always have such interesting picks!

Here's mine: http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/waiting-on-wednesday-night-school-by-c-j-daugherty/

Catherine Healey said...

Great choice, Jill! I want to read this one!

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-witch-of-little.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love Maggie O'Farrell's books, and this one is on my preorder list. Thanks for sharing.

Evie Seo said...

Great pick this week! Thanks for hosting, Jill! :)

Micheline D said...

Cool cover! It sounds like a compelling story too, I'm already curious about the secrets they mention...Thanks for sharing & hosting!

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog said...

This sounds like a great book!

Here's my WoW: The Bawdy Book Blog

Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

Shane said...

There's always something new to discover. Great pick!

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-39.html

Eva S said...

That does sound interesting! Thanks for sharing!

My WoW

Eva @ All Books Considered

Bonnie R said...

This one is already on my list, sounds like a good one! :)
My WoW Pick!

Tressa S said...

Interesting WOW! Sounds like some family drama with a little suspense. Here's mine for Going Vintage and The Avery Shaw Experiment.

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

Sounds suspenseful and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

If you'd like, you could read my WoW here. Have a beautiful Wednesday :)

Leah Woods said...

Arrgh I absolutely adore Maggie O'Farrell!

Carol Ford said...

Book looks appealing and I love the cover.

Tess said...

Ooh! I love a great family secrets book. Thanks for sharing!
My WoW

Emmy Rowe said...

Sounds right up my alley! Love a good intense dystopian. I'm picking Period 8 by Chris Crutcher.

Emmy Rowe said...

Sounds right up my alley I love an intense dystopian. I picked out Period 8 by Chris Crutcher.

Bookish said...

Great choice, I just picked up a copy of this one yesterday as it's already out in the UK! Happy reading :)

My WoW!

supper reader said...

Sounds like an interesting book! It's a pretty cover! :) here is mine
http://thebookforums.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

glad to start posting my WOW picks every week!

River City Reader said...

Joining up for the first time!

usagi, said...

Here's mine for the week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/waiting-on-wednesday-week-76/

lalaendut said...

Joining up for the first time

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Nadine said...

How can I join and leave the linky? Thanks anyway :-) http://nadineisareader.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-this-is-what-happy.html

foxonbooks said...

That looks intriguing! London's a great setting no matter the year, although I've got a weakness for early-20th century!

Go Flash Go - Read, Rinse, Repeat said...

Gotta be a good explanation for Dad disappearing.

Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat
Here's my WOW

Stasia said...

Love the pooch on the cover!

Debbie said...

awesome WOW heres mine http://nabooksvsboys.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html