Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Lake of Dreams

"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 Lake of Dreams
By Kim Edwards
Publication Date: January 4

From Amazon:

At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage, from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York, the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy's quest for the truth reconfigures her family's history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely.

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

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29 comments:

Lizzy said...

Sounds good! I like a book with a bit of a historical aspect to it.

Danny said...

This sounds interesting! Great pick, I never heard of this book before!!! Thanks for hosting!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds really interesting :)

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

Your Waiting on Wednesday books sound great! :)

Tina said...

That looks like a beautiful cover - I really love it, and can't wait to read it now. Thanks for spotlighting it!

xx Tina
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Belinda said...

What an interesting blurb!! Definitely a book I'll need to keep an eye out for when it's released. Thanks for a great suggestion.

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Lacey Weatherford said...

Great sounding book and fun meme! This is my first time with WoW!
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Jeanna said...

It sounds really good! I like the title... The Lake of Dreams. Great pick.

Sugar and Snark said...

Ooooh thanks for introducing me to this book!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! My pick for this week is Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

Tina's Blog said...

Sounds great! I'm adding it to my list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I saw this one Jill and for some reason thought it was a short story collection, which I don't typically read, but this sounds good.

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

This book really caught my interest! Thanks for sharing, Jill, and have a wonderful day.

Broche Fabian said...

Thanks for hosting this!

Heather said...

Thanks for hosting this again, I gave this weeks entry, which also has a link to the author's blog! :)

Kaye said...

Wow, this one sounds fantastic. Love the cover!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

It sounds like it could be really good!

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good. I always enjoy books that center around family and a family's (mysterious) heritage.

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, I loved The Memory Keeper's Daughter, so I bet I'd love this one too. Great pick!

Megan said...

Ooo, good to see the author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter back in action. This one sounds interesting, especially the historical connection.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds good...mysteries, secrets, family. Great!

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting! Your choice sounds like a good one.

Kelly said...

Sounds good!

TheBookGirl said...

Thanks for hosting...this sounds like a really engrossing read...hope you can wait till January :)

Pixie said...

Similar themes to our book choice this week.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Sounds good. Wish I could find a cache of family objects that would reveal some history to me!

Unknown said...

I am SO sorry but my computer keeps screwing up my link. It should be Sherri (Urban Girl Reader) - http://www.urbangirlreader.com. Of course it can't be operator error, ;-) it is definetly the computer's fault.

Although your book choice isn't my normal genre it looks interesting. I've been on a bit of history kick so maybe that its.

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Once Upon a Twilight said...

Sounds Good!

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The Book Speaker said...

This book sounds really interesting! Thanks for the great teaser!