Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Stella Bain

"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:


Stella Bain
By Anita Shreve

Publication Date: November 12

From Amazon:

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.

A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation.




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


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34 comments:

HOOTIE said...

I like the sound of this!

Here's my WoW http://globugandhootie.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-drop-everything.html?m=1

Belle Read said...

I was just eyeballing this today. I am looking forward to reading it too and will be featuring it soon.

J said...

I don't usually feel any interest in books that have something to do with wars, but this one actually sounds interesting.

My post is at:
http://mybookhangovers.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-premeditated.html

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Thanks for sharing!

Audrey said...

I've heard a lot about Anita Shreve and have never had the time to read one of her novels. This one sounds great though!

Julika said...

This sounds really good. I'm not usually into post-war stories, but this sounds like it has really interesting characters. Thank you for sharing!

Jackie Briere said...

Oh my lanta! I gotta go to bed

Sam's Book Basket said...

This actually sounds really fantastic! The plot sounds awesome :D

Check out my Wow:
http://samsbookbasket.blogspot.com/2013/07/wow-marriage-merger-jennifer-probst.html

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I saw this one and while I love Shreve, I prefer a more contemporary setting. (Same goes for Bohjalian and his new book).

bermudaonion said...

Oooh, I didn't know Shreve has a new book coming out!

Kelley Jiang said...
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Kelley Jiang said...

Oh sorry! I think I accidentally left my link twice

Laura said...

It's not quite my cup of tea, but it still sounds fascinating. Enjoy!

yaescapefromreality said...

I really enjoy Anita Shreve's book usually and this one sounds intriguing. ~Sheri

Shane Morgan said...

Awesome pick. Thanks for sharing :)

Honey Dew said...

Like the cover. The synopsis seems interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Though not my typical read, it sounds good. Great pick!

Sharrice Hewlett said...

Wow what a great choice! Hope you don't have to wait too long. Happy Wednesday!

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

Sounds like an excellent historical novel with an iteresting story line. I'd wait for this one!

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I just saw this for the first time yesterday. It's been awhile since I picked up an Anita Shreve book, but this does sound interesting. Great pick!

Liana Chau said...

Sounds interesting!

Here's my WoW--

http://bookaholic-ness.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

OnceUponaTwilight said...

Thanks for sharing!

Whit Martin said...

Here is my Wow! http://whitsbookworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Greg said...

That sounds good. I just read Letters from Skye and A Light in the Ruins has been on my radar, so I seem to be gravitating towards that timeframe lately. Thanks for the share.

My WoW http://greglhill.blogspot.com/

Kim@Time2Read said...

That one sounds pretty good. I may look for it when it comes out!

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Sounds interesting!

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Tressa S said...

Stella Bain sounds like a really good read. I added it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing! My WOW is for a YA SciFi/Dystopian novel called Ruins.

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Beth Hoffman said...

I'm eager to read this book to come out, I love Anita Shreve's writing!

Jessica said...

Sounds interesting!

Rita_h said...

Sorry I'm late to the party today. I went on a family day trip and we got back at dinnertime. Better late than never! I have a good selection this week for suspense fans.
http://myhomeofbooks.blogspot.com

Emma V. said...

I can't wait for this book!

Here's my WoW:
http://spunwithwords.blogspot.com/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

The Reading Nook Reviews said...

Love your Wow every week!

Alexis Elizabeth said...

This cover is stunning!