Wednesday, April 6, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday: A Good Hard Look
"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:
A Good Hard Look
Publication Date: July 7
Crippled by lupus at twenty-five, celebrated author Flannery O’Connor was forced to leave New York City and return home to Andalusia, her family farm in Milledgeville, Georgia. Years later, as Flannery is finishing a novel and tending to her menagerie of peacocks, her mother drags her to the wedding of a family friend.
Cookie Himmel embodies every facet of Southern womanhood that Flannery lacks: she is revered for her beauty and grace; she is at the helm of every ladies’ organization in town; and she has returned from her time in Manhattan with a rich fiancée, Melvin Whiteson. Melvin has come to Milledgeville to begin a new chapter in his life, but it is not until he meets Flannery that he starts to take a good, hard look at the choices he has made. Despite the limitations of her disease, Flannery seems to be more alive than other people, and Melvin is drawn to her like a moth to a candle flame.
Heartbreakingly beautiful and inescapably human, these ordinary and extraordinary people chart their own courses in life. In the aftermath of one tragic afternoon, they are all forced to look at themselves and face up to Flannery’s observation that the truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Oooh, I love these type of stories!! Going to add this to my wishlist. :)
Sounds like a very moving read ... I'll keep an eye out for this one.
Nice pick for your Wow sounds like a good one!.
I'm not sure that is for me but lovely cover.
This cover is so interesting. Adding to my list, of course.
It's not quite up my alley but yet it sounds good. Happy reading when you finally get a chance to read it!
Oops! Sorry for the double entry -- I accidentally posted the goodreads link the first time! lol
This isn't my usual read, but the description is so beautiful I may have to check it out!
This sounds adorable! Pretty cover too! Thanks, as always, for hosting this!
Sounds inspiring and fun.
I love the sound of this one. I'll be on the lookout for it!
That looks great. I always feel guilty that I've never read anything by Flannery O'Connor...maybe this will inspire me!
Love the peacock on the cover!
Oh, I do love the ones you find, Jill! This one sounds fabulous!
I never heart of that one, hmmm.. Sounds good.
Well ill give most books a try, so ill def add it to my list....
You always have books I don't know :-)
looks like a good book, cool cover :)
Sorry about the accidental link. It is number 123 if you want to delete it.
Awesome book pick by the way.
Great story! =)
That one looks reaaly good. Added it to my TBR pile.
Your pick sounds wonderful. I'll be looking out for it.
I haven't heard of that one yet, but it sounds quite interesting. Not the kind of story I would pick up immediately, but the more I think about it, the more interested I become. :D
I love it when people are forced to come to terms with something. And the cover is stunning. I will have to check it out when it is published.
wow sounds nice!!
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This sounds very interesting..my boss is in remission from lupus.
Love the cover too.
This book sounds fascinating. I adore historical novels about real people (especially literary people!). I'm off to get this author's first novel from the library in the meantime. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
That sounds fabulous to me!
Sad but moving...this is one I'd read on vacation!
Love this cover! Great pick!
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This book sounds intriguin, adding to my tbr list. Thanks!
Very nice pick for your WOW.
This one sounds pretty interesting. I never knew the author had lupus. Thanks for sharing!
This sounds like a good book.
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Sounds like a great book!!
Looks like a must read to me.
Oh, this does sound good! Another one for the wish list!
This is my first time participating in this meme! I'm excited to see what everyone else is reading! :)
Your pick looks great! Thanks for hosting this meme, I really enjoy participating and seeing all the different books people are looking forward to!
Fun topic! Not my style of book at first glance, but you never know until you try! -Stacy
Oh, that sounds lovely. Sad, too.
I do love the cover! First I've heard of this one Jill; nice pick.
All I can say is...WOW. ;) This book sounds quite awesome. :)
Sounds like a good book! :)
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I actually need to read more O'Connor. I've only read a few of her short stories in high school. This sounds good!
Sounds like a Faboulous books ... now leaving to goodreads to add to my TBR list lol
Thanks for the review. Lovely cover.
Wow, this book looks really good!
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