Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Lullaby of Polish Girls

"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 Lullaby of Polish Girls
By Dagmara Dominczyk
Publication Date: June 4

From Amazon:

Because of her father’s role in the Solidarity movement, Anna and her parents immigrate to the United States in the 1980s as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. But then, the summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Poland to visit her grandmother, and suddenly she experiences the shock of recognition. In her family’s hometown of Kielce, Anna develops intense friendships with two local girls—brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila—and their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns. The Lullaby of Polish Girls follows these three best friends from their early teenage years on the lookout for boys in Kielce—a town so rough its citizens are called “the switchblades”—to the loss of innocence that wrecks them, and the stunning murder that reaches across oceans to bring them back together after they’ve grown and long since left home.


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!

47 comments:

Toni Lesatz said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Bookluvr Mindy said...

Just saw on twitter about your loss! My condolences to you and your family.

biochemguy said...

Wow that sounds like it could be a wonderful and powerful read! I am always amazed how you find books for your WoW posts that I've never even heard of, awesome! :)

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Great pick - I like the multi-cultural aspect of it, and I love the 80s!

Come check out my WoW!

Mardel said...

Sounds like a good book, with an excellent story (kind of goes hand in hand, right?).

Hope you get it! :)

Tressa S said...

Interesting pick. I'm 1/8th Polish, so this piques my interest. :) My WOW's are for Replacing Gentry and Once Upon a Prince.

Chantelle said...

Wow, the cover is stunning, sort of want her straightener haha
Sounds like a really interesting coming of age novel! Come see my WoW :)

Book Passion for Life said...

Thanks for sharing!

Ooops! Donna already linked it up.. Ignore the new link under out name.

-Jess

Bieke Paesen said...

Seems like a great book! :D

My WoW is kind of special this week because it's also a cover reveal, so check it out. =)

http://bookaddictbieke.blogspot.be/

Sassy said...

Sorry didn't leave the proper link to our WoW post. Here's the link http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html

Stacey @ Sassy Book Lovers

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books said...

By just looking at the cover, this is a book that I would probably pass over, but after reading the synopsis it is something that I would want to read. It wouldn't be a the top of my list, but it's definitely worth checking out. Thanks for sharing. And as always, thanks for hosting.

Christina @ Allodoxophobia said...

I have this one on my kindle, it looks great :) Here's mine for this week: http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/waiting-on-wednesday-star-cursed-by-jessica-spotswood/

Anna said...

Hey there! Sorry I just put the wrong link on the tool -- just an FYI that the removal link to delete it if you made a mistake isn't working. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

This book looks really intriguing!

Kat
www.katsbookbuzz.net

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OOh, delicious! My kind of read.

Cherie Reich said...

Oh, wow! This one does sound really good! Thanks for sharing!

Leah Woods said...

Great choice!

Micheline D said...

Oh this sounds really interesting! I hope you'll enjoy this one when it comes out.

Catherine Healey said...

Hadn't heard of this one--but I am putting it on my TBR list. The setting isn't often found in other contemporary books.

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-guilty-one.html

bermudaonion said...

That sounds excellent!

Shane said...

Something really new to me :) Thanks for sharing.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-38.html

Sharrice Hewlett said...

This book sounds really interesting. I hope your wait is well worth it and isn't too long.

If you have time, come check out My WOW

Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

Victoria Victorious said...

Love this meme!

Joy H said...

Love going through these link up posts. Great pick! So sorry to hear of your loss..sending my sympathies.

Heather B said...

Here's mine :)
http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-11.html?m=1

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

As a Polish girl, I feel like I need to read this. :)

Chelsea said...
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Chelsea said...

This book sounds really good and like a very interesting read.

Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

abookishescape.com said...

Oooh I'll have to check it out :)

The Writing Rabbit said...

Great WoW! This book sounds really interesting. I think I'll have to check it out.

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

Sounds like a great story about friendship and so much more. Thanks for sharing :)

Here is my WoW post. Have a gorgeous Wednesday!

Bailey Ember said...

Sounds great. I just entered my first ever Waiting on Wednesday. How exciting!

Amy said...

Wow, that sounds like an incredible book. I want to read it too!

Stephanie B said...

This is a great idea!

Michelle Pickett said...

I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great!

Here’s My WoW Pick!

Michelle :)
Author, PODs available June 4th
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Kerrie said...

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like an interesting read!


Here is my WoW!

Adria Reyes said...

I was just passing through and read your pick for this week's WoW when I noticed the author's name. She's an actress, I first saw her as the lead female in the movie version of The Count of Monte Cristo, she played Henry Cavil's character's mother. I thought she was gorgeous in that movie!

Anyway, now I'll be giving this book a second look.

Kendra said...

I always love to WoWs! and I always find a good new read! :)

Shanon (Escaping With Fiction) said...

This sounds pretty good! I love stories that feature strong female friendships. =)

Tina's Blog said...

I love the 80s setting....this one sounds good. Missed you last week. Hope things are OK.

Sabrina said...

Looks like a good one!

~Sabrina@iheart y.a.fiction

Shannelle Chua said...

All those links are overwhelming.

usagi, said...

Here's mine for the week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/waiting-on-wednesday-week-75/

Briana N. said...

Will have to put this on the reading list!

Lynette said...

Hmm... Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

Alisha Collins said...

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

Sophia (The Bookworm) said...

Here's my late link!
http://yabetweenthelines.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-late-waiting-on-wednesday.html