Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: In the Unlikely Event


"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:


In the Unlikely Event
By Judy Blume

Publication Date: June 2

From Amazon:

When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people were understandably terrified.” Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by these events, either directly or indirectly. But life goes on and Blume digs deep into her characters—we see them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent’s love, a widower’s hope, and everything in between. . . . Most important, In the Unlikely Event is filled with the same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts and minds of readers of all generations.


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

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14 comments:

Kay said...

A new Judy Blume book is always a reason to celebrate! This one looks like a great one. I'll look forward to it.

bloodystranger said...

it truly seems like something worth reading ... but I never tried anything from that author before :)

Kim@Time2Read said...

That one sounds good! I can understand how that must have been a frightening time.

Jill Hoke said...

Wow, A new Judy Blume book. That looks amazing.

Lisa Mandina said...

A new Judy Blume book? How cool! Thanks for sharing it!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one is on my list, too. Haven't read a Judy Blume in a long while. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Flores said...

I don't think I've read a Judy Blume book, but this looks pretty good!

Laura said...

Yay for Judy Blume books. This one sounds interesting. Looking forward to it and hope we enjoy it!

ArielleDeltoro said...
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ArielleDeltoro said...

I loved Judy Blume growing up!

Check out my 'Waiting on Wednesday' post:

http://livinglifewithjoy.com/2015/02/11/waiting-on-wednesday-february-11-2015/

Beth Hoffman said...

I didn't know Judy had a new book coming out this year. It's definitely going on my list. Thanks for the heads-up, Jill!

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

This one looks GOOD! :)

Sarah @ http://onecurvyblogger.com said...

I haven't read anthing by Judy Blume in so long!

Leeanna said...

I didn't know Judy Blume had a new book coming out. Good pick!