Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Saint Mazie


"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:


Saint Mazie
By Jami Attenberg

Publication Date: June 2

From Amazon:

Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty--even when Prohibition kicks in--and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.

When the Great Depression hits, Mazie's life is on the brink of transformation. Addicts and bums roam the Bowery; homelessness is rampant. If Mazie won't help them, then who? When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.

Then, more than 90 years after Mazie began her diary, it's discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life.



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

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16 comments:

Mella Ludes said...

Wow, this book sounds like I might like it.
I put it on my book wish list - thanks1

GABY said...

Sounds interesting, I'm curious

Kay said...

Oh, I think this one sounds good. Diaries are always a fun book topic. Thanks for sharing it!

Lisa Mandina said...

That sounds like a really neat story! Thanks for sharing it!

Elizabeth said...

I always enjoy a found document story, and Maisie's tale sounds interesting.

Cheryl said...

This one sounds fabulous. I need to add it to my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey Hintzman said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Happy Wednesday!

Laura said...

Your pick sounds marvelous. Sounds like an interesting woman. Thanks for sharing it.

Sara Ella said...

Any book that has to do with New York City is one I want to read. I hadn't heard of this one. Thanks for sharing! (and hosting!)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Mazie sounds like a character I would love! Thanks!

Stormi Johnson said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Stormi
WoW

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Okay wow, this looks really good. And the cover is awesome (one of those you'd buy just *for* the cover)! Thanks for sharing, lovely lady! :)

Stella Sinclair said...

This sounds like a great read, I can't wait for it to come out!

Alison Flores said...

Sounds like a great historical fiction!

perpetual new girl said...

Always a fan of New York City as a setting. Thanks for hosting as always!

Leeanna said...

That sounds like fun, can't remember the last time I read a Jazz Age book. Hope you enjoy!