Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Freud's Mistress

"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:


Freud's Mistress
By Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman 

Publication Date: July 9

From Amazon:


It is fin-de-siècle Vienna and Minna Bernays, an overeducated lady’s companion with a sharp, wry wit, is abruptly fired, yet again, from her position. She finds herself out on the street and out of options. In 1895, the city may be aswirl with avant-garde artists and revolutionary ideas, yet a woman’s only hope for security is still marriage. But Minna is unwilling to settle. Out of desperation, she turns to her sister, Martha, for help.
 
Martha has her own problems—six young children and an absent, disinterested husband, who happens to be Sigmund Freud. At this time, Freud is a struggling professor, all but shunned by his peers and under attack for his theories, most of which center around sexual impulses. And while Martha is shocked and repulsed by her husband’s “pornographic” work, Minna is fascinated.
 
Minna is everything Martha is not—intellectually curious, engaging, and passionate. She and Freud embark on what is at first simply an intellectual courtship, yet something deeper is brewing beneath the surface, something Minna cannot escape.




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!




39 comments:

kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds interesting and I like the cover, thanks again for hosting:)

Mary BookHounds Jacobs said...

Thanks Jill -- This one looks like my kind of book!

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

I LOVE books that take historical characters and add their own stories/twists to them. This is totally going on my TBR.

Thanks for sharing!

Here's my WoW!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

This totally sounds like something I'd like.

Catherine Healey said...

Intriguing premise...sounds like a great summer read!

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-debut-novel-from.html

Bellas Bookshelf said...

Thank you for hosting and for your book this week. I accidentally posted on LAST weeks post. I feel silly now..lolz.

http://www.bellasshelf.com/2013/04/murder-insomnia-droughts-must-be.html

Tressa S said...

I am so excited about my WOW this week!

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, intriguing!

Eleanor said...

Ooh this one sounds interesting, great pick! Loving the beautiful cover as well. :)

Eleanor @ La p'tite bibliothèque

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks good- another to add to my huge TBR list for this spring and summer!

Jess@FueledbyFiction said...

I like the sound of this book. Thanks for sharing.

Grace Fonseca said...

This is different. Sounds different than my normal fare.

Grace

Wickedly Delicious said...

Thank you for Hosting. Sounds interesting.
My WOW

whatsontheshelf said...

Very interested in this one, especially since I graduated in Psychology so Freud was a big part of several of my classes. Great pick!

Vyki @ On The Shelf

Maria said...

Interesting choice - I've never really thought about Freud the man - just the scholar:)

Micheline D said...

I've always been fascinated with Freud and this sounds like a really engaging read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it!!

Old follower.
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

The Writing Rabbit said...

Nice pick, Jill! I've never heard of this book, but it sounds interesting and the cover is beautiful (not that I judge books by their covers...ok..I totally do).

: )

Fly to the Sky said...

That sounds really unique!!

Judith Cauthan said...

This is my first week joining the meme. That sounds like an interesting book, almost biographical in nature. Not my cup of tea, but difference are the what make the world go round. :)

Bob Milne said...

Sounds like an interesting read - I always enjoy delving into the personalities behind historical figures, and I imagine Freud's life must have been an odd one.

Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

bermudaonion said...

I know a lot of people who would enjoy this one.

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages said...

I think this sounds really good, but Freud also really freaks me out and I don't know if I would be able to read it!

Shane said...

Cool! Interesting pick.

Thanks for sharing. Check out mine:

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-41.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds like it is right up my alley, thanks! for sharing.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jess Ramos said...

I like that cover.
Thanks for hosting!

Monika said...

That looks like a great read, love the cover, too!

Here's my first WoW. :)

Becca said...

Now, that does sound interesting. I like historical novels, so I'll have to keep this in mind.

Beth Hoffman said...

I love WOW posts. In fact, it's often where I first learn about upcoming releases. This one sounds good!

Bethany Mitchell said...

Love this Meme, I can always find new and interesting books to add to my ever growing list=)

Nicole McCormick said...

My first WoW!! I'm kind of really excited about your pick. I'm going to have to add that to my TBR.

Girl!Reporter said...

Sounds like an interesting read, with lots of conflict. Here's my (first) WOW: http://bit.ly/14O9UZH

Curling Up With a Good Book said...

Thank you for hosting!!!

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

I'm intrigued by the book summary. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Mandina said...

I love takes on historical fiction like this, sounds great!

Courtney Lea said...

Whoa! That book looks like it would be intense! Freud's mistress? First time participating, thanks for hosting! Shelley & Courtney @ MustReadBooksOrDie!

Our WoW:
http://mustreadbooksordie.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Scott Pilgrim said...

This book sounds awesome!
Here's my Waiting On Wednesday
-Scott from Scott Reads It

Sarah said...

Freud's mistress? Whoa, count me in!
http://cuddlewiththisbook.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-moon-and-more-by.html

Tressa S said...

Interesting historical fiction! Mine is for Hero.


Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

bookythoughtsandme said...

This sounds so good! :)