Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Place at the Table

"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:


A Place at the Table
By Susan Rebecca White
Publication Date: June 4

From Amazon:


A Place at the Table tells the story of three richly nuanced characters whose paths converge in a chic Manhattan cafĂ©: Bobby, a gay Southern boy who has been ostracized by his family; Amelia, a wealthy Connecticut woman whose life is upended when a family secret finally comes to light; and Alice, an African-American chef whose heritage is the basis of a famous cookbook but whose past is a mystery to those who know her.

As it sweeps from a freed-slave settlement in 1920s North Carolina to the Manhattan of the deadly AIDs epidemic of the 1980s to today’s wealthy suburbs, A Place at the Table celebrates the healing power of food and the magic of New York as three seekers come together in the understanding that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole.


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!

32 comments:

Kat said...

I've heard of this book before and it sounds interesting. Great pick!

Here's my WOW pick.

Kat
Wit and Sin

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

I haven't heard of this book but it does sound quite interesting!

http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-tied-by-laney.html

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

This is the first I have heard of this book. It sounds like a good read!

My WoW

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this one sounds wonderful!

Vanya D. said...

Again, you have posted something new to me! :)

Book Blather said...

Gosh what a beautiful cover, the synopsis is a little confusing however - is it really a historical novel?

Tina's Blog said...

Love the cover- and the synopsis sounds good, too. Another to add t my list.

Ava said...

I just posted my first ever Waiting on Wednesday post! Thank you so much for hosting this awesome meme!

Love,
Ava
www.whyavareads.com

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Me too, think this one sounds good!

bermudaonion said...

I'm hoping that book will show up in my mailbox soon.

Kimmy said...

I haven't heard of this one yet - sounds interesting!

Petra Poet said...

Haven't heard of this. Sounds like an emotional read.

My WOW

Christina @ Allodoxophobia said...

Sounds like an interesting choice. Here's mine: http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/waiting-on-wednesday-the-boleyn-king-by-laura-anderson/

Bethany Mitchell said...

That looks like an interesting read!!!

Here's mine:
http://readingbythebookful.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-down-london-road.html?m=1

JessicaAndJonathan Wyllys said...

Sounds like a good book!

Here's mine :)
http://bookshelf308.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-4242013.html

Ellen Alwaysyaatheart said...

This sounds interesting :}

Ellen
http://www.alwaysyaatheart.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-42413-falling-for.html

Kristen Williams said...

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday post, great meme! I've not heard of A Place at the Table yet. Love the cover.

Sharrice Hewlett said...

I like the sound of A Place at the Table. I hope you like it when it's finally released! If you have time come check out MY WOW!

Happy Wednesday!

Shane said...

Great pick. This sounds interesting.

http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-44.html

Micheline D said...

I really like the sound of this one Jill! The combination of elements & themes really sounds compelling :) Thanks for sharing!

Old follower,
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Erin OMalley said...

Very nice pick!

Erin @ YA Book Crush

Booklovin said...

Great pick. I hadn't heard about it before. My pick this week was "How my summer went up in flames" by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski.

Catherine Healey said...

Excellent choice, Jill. Sounds like my kind of book.

Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-new-deanna.html

Maria D. said...

I definitely want to read this book. Great choice!

abookishescape.com said...

I'm definitely going to have to look into this one!! :)

Stasia said...

Intrigued. Starting to see hear about several books with 80s settings. Question is...do we call it "historical fiction" yet? :)

Jessie said...

This is my first Waiting on Wednesday, and I love it. Thanks Jill!

Kristen said...

Looks good.

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

The healing power of food... that's yummy :)

Thanks for sharing and I hope you're enjoying a gorgeous Wednesday.

If you'd like, you can come and visit my WoW here.

Lark Andrea said...

Great wow choice!

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Kendra said...

http://kendrasbookcoven.blogspot.ca/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-rules-for.html

Here's mine!