This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Publication Date: August 31
Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter’s dreams. Together with Walter—environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man—she was doing her small part to build a better world.
But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz—outré rocker and Walter’s college best friend and rival—still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become “a very different kind of neighbor,” an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street’s attentive eyes?
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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"Freedom" sounds great, I will add it to my wishlist.
this is my first time participating in both Waiting on Wednesday and a meme. Thanks for making the process simple to follow :)
Sounds like an intriguing read, Jill! I love that you've added Mr.Linky to Wow! It makes everything so much easier! :)
Hey Jill. Just started my own blog and wanted to do Waiting on Wednesday as someone recommended it. Thanks for making it so easy.
Sounds like a great read!
Here's mine: http://absolutelyalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/06/waiting-on-wednesday-5.html
Yes, I saw a review on this one; sounds like one for me; thanks Jill
Sounds like a good book. I think I was one of only a handful that didn't really like The Corrections but I'd read him again.
sounds like a compelling story that unravels the secrets of a seemingly perfect family. great pick! :)
I don't think I've read any of Franzen's books...shame on me. This one sounds good- I'll add it to my list.
Freedom seems like it might be a good read, big twist for the family there!
I have The Corrections on my shelf but still haven't gotten to reading it, even though I've heard a lot of good about it. Now I guess I will have to since this one is coming out :)
Oh, wow! I'm excited to hear about this book! I enjoyed Corrections...and this synopsis really grabbed my attention.
Nice :-) A new Franzen- great!
Great pick! Sounds like an interesting book!
Another great pick!
Oh my - this sounds really interesting and kind of creepy, yet with some humor maybe. I'll be adding this to my wishlist.
Looks interesting! Here's my WoW pick - All I Ever Wanted
That book summary has definitely piqued my interest. Wonder what changed the Berglunds so dramatically. Great WoW selection! :)
Oooh, I didn't know he had a new book coming out! Something to look forward to.
Great choice! It sounds interesting!
I, too, am SO excited about this booK!
Your book sounds really interesting and I love the cover!
Looks like another good pick! I will have to add it to my ever growing list!!
great pick! i've been meaning to pick up another frazen book to read. definitely adding that to my tbr!
First WOW post!
Hmm, Freedom sounds really interesting. Great pick this week!
Your pick sounds great..and I love that you switched to Mr Linky for this!! Makes it so much easier to visit everyone's blogs!
Is the St. Paul referred to in the summary the St. Paul in Minnesota? I don't know of any other St. Pauls, but hey, you never know. As one of them "oh-fer-cute" Minnesotans, ya know, this sounds interesting. =)
Thank you for adding Mr. Linky to your posts - it makes everything much easier!
Sounds like an intriguing story!
Mine is here.
I've done a few Wednesday's now, but I've never commented on here! (Oops, sorry!)
Anyway, here's my "Waiting On" Wednesday: http://maddzslightlybookish.blogspot.com/2010/06/waiting-on-wednesday-4-ghostgoth-and.html
Freedom sounds like it will be a great read!
first time participating :) thanks so much
I love the cover of this one!! Thank you for adding mr linky!!! Sometimes it was hard to copy and paste links from all the comments!!
It definitely sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Playing along for the first time. What a fun and potentially expensive meme!
Second time participating!
That book sounds awesome!
Thank you for adding the Mr Linky...makes things easier. The book you are waiting for looks interesting. I hope that it will be all you hope it to be. :)
Nothing is ever perfect, is it ?
Sounds like an interesting book. Especially since they're from St. Paul (I assume Minnesota).
This is my first WoW. Thanks for hosting a fun meme!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. It was nice to see you there.
I´ve just decided to start my own blog and saw your "Waiting in Wednesday" on another blog I really like, so I really wanted to have it as well! Thanks for making it easy!
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