Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Gilded Age
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Publication Date: June 12
A debut author transforms Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth into a powerful modern story of one woman’s struggle with independence and love. Ellie Hart made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and 30 days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now, returning home to Cleveland, she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman’s sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name in the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. Ellie finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Sounds interesting (:
Here's my pick of the week:
Hm, sounds like a moving read. I'll have to check it out! :)
Oh, and viper-bite lip piercings? That just sounds SO painful.
Like the cover, sounds like a great book. Thanks for hosting!!!
I haven't read the original novel but it sounds like an interesting story, Jill. Thanks for sharing it with us :) Have a great Wednesday!
Gilded Age sounds really good and the cover is pretty! Great choice and thanks for hosting! This is my first WoW :)
Oooh, interesting pick.
Here's my WOW pick.
Wit and Sin
Nice cover! It sounds interesting :)
Here's my pick for this week
This one sounds really interesting and I love the cover and title. I'll have to add it to GoodReads! :-)
Oh, thanks Jill --hadn't heard of this one. Sounds pretty good.
Sounds like something different, cool choice, Jill!
I just posted my very first Waiting on Wednesday, check it out at Lovey Dovey Books, # 103 on the linky list. Enjoy :)
Gilded Age sounds pretty interesting. :)
Good pick! I'll have to look for it this summer.
Oohhhhhhhh, the cover is so pretty, Jill! :) I don't know if it's just me, but I have a thing for covers with pretty dresses on them and I think that they're kind of taking over the book world lately! ;) Plus, the synopsis sounds really intriguing!
Here's my WOW!
Thank you so much for hosting another WOW, Jill! You are AWESOME and this is another awesome pick! :) <3
Great choice! This sounds so amazing that I am definitely adding it to my ever growing TBR list - thank you for sharing it! :)
Great pick, sounds interesting, I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing :)
This one sounds really good! Thanks for sharing....
Interesting choice! Now I want to read THAT one!
Hmmm....I'll have to think about this one. Tequila body shots and sexting. Viper bite lip piercing? Hmmmm...
It sounds like a sad book. Great pick!
I like the sound of The Gilded Age!
Sounds good, interesting cover!
That sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing, and like always, hosting this awesome meme.
I haven't read the Wharton's original, but this does sound interesting. Nice pick!
Sound like a really interesting book. Nice pick! :)
This one sounds very different!
Here's my WoW: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-dead-to-you-by.html
Ooh, I bet that book will make quite a splash!
Great pick, hope you like it when it shows up. Have a great week and fun reading!
Your pick sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! Will look more into the when it comes out :)
Hmm, sounds pretty interesting. Haven't heard of it before!
-Shanise @Camisado Mind
sounds something i would like...great suggestion.
Here is my link - http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html
Hm, I've never heard of this one. Sounds interesting. Here's the link to my first-ever Waiting on Wednesday post:
Wow, this one sounds really interesting. I like the idea that it is a new version of Edith Wharton's House Of Mirth. Definitely one I'll keep my eye on.
Great choice, sounds good.
Thank you for hosting. :) Sounds like an interesting read!
My pick for this week! ♥
Hm, sounds pretty interesting.
Thanks for the hosting
I typically like paranormals. Haven't read many historicals. This one does sound kinda cool. Thanks for sharing! Here's mine ...paranormal, go figure! :)
Haven't heard of this one before. Sounds pretty good
Will have to check out this book. I'm always looking for new books to read and definitely new authors to check out. =)
Gilded Age seems intersting...
Love the choice, especially the cover!
Here's my pick: Shooting Stars
Please check it out! :) Thank you!
Sounds like an interesting read! I'm new to participating in this meme and I'm really loving it. Discovering so much great books :)
This sounds really interesting. I haven't read the original that it's based on, would I need to read that first?
This sounds amazing. I chose Truth by Julia Karr.
Jill, you always find the best picks!
This is my first WoW so it's pretty cool :)
This one looks like hearts will be delivered on a platter in one way or the other.
Great pick, definitely sounds like something I might like to read!
Thank you for hosting this event!
Here is my WoW pick: http://smiling-ina.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-before-i-wake.html
The cover of this book is really pretty.
Here's my WoW
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