Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating


"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 Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating

By Carole Radziwill

Publication Date: February 11

From Amazon:



Claire Byrne is a quirky and glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man. Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer. Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he’s a firm believer that sex and love can’t coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs. Claire’s life with Charlie is an always interesting if not deeply devoted one, until Charlie is struck dead one day on the sidewalk by a falling sculpture ... a Giacometti, no less!

Once a promising young writer, Claire had buried her ambitions to make room for Charlie’s. After his death, she must reinvent herself. Over the course of a year, she sees a shrink (or two), visits an oracle, hires a "botanomanist," enjoys an erotic interlude (or ten), eats too little, drinks too much, dates a hockey player, dates a billionaire, dates an actor (not any actor either, but the handsome movie star every woman in the world fantasizes about dating). As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she comes to realize that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had before—maybe even, possibly, love.

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

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18 comments:

Katie Cohen said...

Cute cover! Sounds like a fun read ! :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the sound of this one.

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Thanks for sharing!

Tina's Blog said...

This one looks great! Another addition to my list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like a quirky but fun read Jill.

Leydy Laura from OUAT said...

Oh i cannot wait

Vanya D. said...

Oh, sounds interesting! Reinventing yourself is a good thing :)

Susan said...

Thanks for hosting! This pick sounds like a fun read.

Page said...

Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty... that's an interesting mix. Mmmmm, sounds like a possible "to-read" add. Thanks for the share!

Angel (Spare Reads) said...

Linked up another one into your collection :P Thanks for sharing and hosting!

Ashly said...

added a link

Klara Kleur said...

I think this would be a fun read!Thanks for sharing!

Stasia said...

Luuurve that hot, red cover!

chakarawhitney said...

I'm not the type of reader that this book it trying to reach. But that title would make me pick it up. It has a promise of underlying humor. You'll have to let me know after you read THE WIDOW'S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING it you'd recommend it.

Sam's Book Basket said...

This sounds fantastic! :D

Here's my pick this week: Click here ;)

Violette said...

Sounds great!

Aisha said...

Looks awesome. Going to start taking part in the new year! :D

islandgeekgirl said...

Ahh I double clicked. Sorry:( Stupid new google chrome.