Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Among the Ten Thousand Things


"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:


Among the Ten Thousand Things
By Julia Pierpont

Publication Date: July 7

From Amazon:

Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s.
 
With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, 15-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while 11-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can’t possibly understand. 



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

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14 comments:

Kay said...

I liked the sound of this book. Secrets are always a good place to start, in my opinion.

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds interesting! I'd have to read a bit to decide if I want to continue.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I'm intrigued by the synopsis. I'd keep reading to find out what secrets unfold.

My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-reunion-of-ghosts.html

Lisa Mandina said...

Doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I like that it is supposed to have a good opening to catch everyone who tries it.

Cheryl said...

New participant. Your choice sounds like a great one. Love books where secrets play a role. Hope you'll visit me to see what my pick is.

http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-behold-man-by.html

A Booklion'sHideaway said...

I'm a new participant. I like the synopsis of this book. My WoW link: http://booklionshideaway.blogspot.in/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Jill Hoke said...

Sounds like a great book. I love the title.

Kimberly said...

Intriguing.

Mella Ludes said...

Sounds like a good book. Maybe I check it out later ...

otakutwinz said...

This book sounds really good!

Sara Ella said...

The premise of this book is really interesting. It sounds like a thought provoking read. Thanks for sharing and for hosting!

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Great pick it really looks and sound intriguing and very interesting!

Leeanna said...

Interesting. Gotta wonder what his secret life is!

Tina's Blog said...

I think this one sounds great...I love secrets!