Wednesday, February 1, 2012
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Publication Date: June 5
Summer vacation on the island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate had known. The complicated portrait of Elizabeth--her upbringing, her marriage, and journey to motherhood--makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her most fundamental beliefs about loyalty and deception at a time when she is uncertain in her own marriage. When an unfamiliar man's name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn't know about her friend--including where she was really going when she died. Set in the anxious post-September 11th summer of 2002, this story of two women--their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears--considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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You always find the most intriguing stories!
That book sounds so good! I was already intrigued from the basic plot, and then when it said in a post-9/11 world...oh my. I have to read this now. Thanks for picking this one!
(and thanks for hosting this, as always!)
That book sounds like it'll be a tearjerker!
The story sounds great, but I'm not sure if it's for me and would need an exceprt to know that for sure.
This sounds like an emotional read. The synopsis definitely hooked me :)
Thanks so much for hosting!
I am going to weep and weep when I read this. Thanks for posting!
I look forward to WOW because your choices are always books I have never heard of once again you made a great choice, happy reading.
O this sounds interesting, going to be a sad one tho. Thanks for sharing.
This one looks so good. There is definitely no shortage of great books coming out this spring and summer.
Wow, Your book sounds interesting. This is my first time participating in this meme! My WoW:
Thanks for hosting this!
This sounds like it will be an emotional read. I love reading books centered around female friendships. It's definitely going on my list.
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D has just been added to my To-Read shelf.
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This looks so good, I am definitely adding it to my TBR list! I always think about what will happen to my journals when I'm not here anymore!
Amazing find, I can't wait to read it! :)
Bonnie @ www.handsandhome.ca
Sometimes these kinds of stories don't work well for me, but this one does sound very good - great pick Jill.
That book sounds interesting! Great pick! ☺
Great pick, sounds very interesting!
Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books
vacation, island, trunk of journals?
You got me!
Cool WoW! Thanks for hosting this!
Oh, this one sounds really good. Love this kind of story!
That sounds so interesting. Definitely picking that up when it comes out. Thanks. :)
You had me at "inherited a trunk of journals". Thanks for highlighting this one.
This books sounds very intriguing. It's going on my TBR list right now!
Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction
This book sounds good, just the perfect kind of book you want to read at the beginning of summer. Thanks:)
You always have books that sound interesting. I have don't know that it's a book for me, but it still sounds great.
Jill, thank you so much for choosing my book for your Waiting on Wednesday pick. It's a thrill to see discussions beginning to stir in advance of its June publication date.
The book was inspired by my loss of a friend, a new mother, on the first flight to hit the Twin Towers. I have five young children, and it's taken me six years to write... I cannot wait to hear your thoughts once you've read it. Thank you again! Nichole www.nicholebernier.com
Never heard of this one, but it looks good! Great pick :)
Hadn't heard of this one but it looks really, really good. Adding it to my list!
Awww, you always choose the most touching stories, Jill! It sounds like such a sweet, emotional ride -- especially since it takes place after the 9/11 attack.
Awesome pick for your WOW this week, Jill! I hope you have an amazing Wednesday! :)
great pick, as always! Have a great week Jill :)
Sounds like a very good book! Thanks for sharing!
Oh I like the idea of this one. I love the books you find, they always sound so interesting!
That novel sounds amazing! :-)
The book you picked this week sounds like one I'd love to read. Our private thoughts would reveal a totally different individual to our friends and family... how often do others have an opportunity to access those thoughts?
Thanks for the great recommendation!
This book sounds really interesting. I think I'll read it when it comes out :) sadly it will take a while!
Sounds interesting :)
What an interesting premise!
I read a lot of WOW on blogs and this time I posted my Waiting on Wednesday! Amazing rendez-vous.
About this book, it's intriguing. I'm wondering if I'll not add this one to my to-read list on Goodreads. See you next week!
Sounds like a good one! :)
Great pick, I always love your choices.
Your choice sounds great, definitely an emotional read! :)
wow, that sounds like an emotional read!
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D... seems intriguing and unique! Please visit mine!
Have been missing in action for a long time. This sounds like a very good book. Need to add this to my book club's list of possible reads!
Ooh, will be adding this to my to be read list :) ~Melissa
One more book to add to the ever growing pile that I MUST read! Thanks!
You are awesome for making up this feature and your Waiting On was so interesting. You make me want to read so many books.
Hello :) heard about your blog through a few other blogs doing the "Waiting On" Wednesday, so decided to stop by and now I'm following :)
Can't wait to read more of your posts!
This books sounds really good.
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This book sounds great!
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Sounds like a good book.
thanks for sharing!
here is my waiting...
Thanks again, everyone, for your kind words!
It comes out in six weeks, and if anyone wants one of the haunting bookplates I just had designed, feel free to email me at ElizabethD@nicholebernier.com.
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