Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Out of Warranty



"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:

Out of Warranty
By Haywood Smith
Publication Date: January 22

From Amazon:

Beloved author Haywood Smith's Out of Warranty is a witty social satire that's right on topic for anyone who's ever had to deal with health insurance claims. Out of Warranty sends up the health insurance industry, the medical profession, and falling apart ten years before Medicare. To quote widowed Cassie Jones: "If you have anything weird wrong with you in this country, you'd better be Canadian."

When medical costs eat up all of Cassie's money, she decides she must remarry for health insurance, but her fix-ups and e-dates are unsuccessful, despite the grudging help of fellow patient Jack, a reclusive, one-legged curmudgeon on the same appointment schedule at her specialist's. When dating doesn't work out, Cassie comes up with a pragmatic but unconventional solution. As always with Haywood Smith's books, there are plenty of laughs and lots of heart.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Tin Horse

"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 Tin Horse
By Janice Steinberg
Publication Date: January 29

From Amazon:

It has been more than 60 years since Elaine Greenstein’s twin sister, Barbara, ran away, cutting off contact with her family forever. Elaine has made peace with that loss. But while sifting through old papers as she prepares to move to Rancho Ma├▒ana—or the “Ranch of No Tomorrow” as she refers to the retirement community—she  is stunned to find a possible hint to Barbara’s whereabouts all these years later. And it pushes her to confront the fierce love and bitter rivalry of their youth during the 1920s and ’30s, in the Jewish neighborhood of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.


In the stunning tradition of Lisa See, Maeve Binchy, and Alice Hoffman, The Tin Horse is  a rich multi-generational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience.  


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Carriage House

"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 Carriage House
By Louisa Hall
Publication Date: March 5

From Amazon:

After suffering a stroke, patriarch William Adair wakes up in his hospital bed and realizes that his family has changed: they are less extraordinary than he had remembered. For more than 30 years, his faith in life was grounded on two indisputable principles: his three daughters’ exceptional beauty and talents and the historical resonance of a carriage house built by his grandfather. Now, both have begun to collapse.


The carriage house, held captive by a neighbor since a zoning error classified it as her property, has decayed beyond recognition and risks being condemned. William’s daughters—all tennis champions in their youth—are in decline. Having lost their father’s pride, the three sisters struggle to define themselves. 

William’s ailing wife is suffering from dementia. As she forgets her daughters, they forget themselves.

To help him recover, William’s daughters take on the battle for the carriage house that once stood as a symbol of their place in the world. Overcoming misunderstandings, betrayals, and wrong turns deep in the past, each of the Adairs ultimately finds a new place of forgiveness and love.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Lessons in French

"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:

Lessons in French
By Hilary Reyl
Publication Date: March 5

From Amazon:



It’s 1989, the Berlin Wall is about to come down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale. She is anxious to make her mark, yet has no idea how to pursue life as a fledgling painter. So when she receives a surprising job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It’s a chance not only to be at the center of it all, but also to return to the city for the first time since she was a lonely nine-year-old girl sent to live with cousins while her father was dying of cancer. Lessons in French is at once a love letter to Paris and the story of a young woman defining herself, and finding her moral compass, in the tall shadow of a powerful boss.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Lake People

"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:

Lake People
By Abi Maxwell
Publication Date: February 19

From Amazon:

As an infant, Alice Thornton was discovered in Kettleborough, New Hampshire, in a boathouse by the lake; adopted by a young, childless couple; raised with no knowledge of the women who came before her. Alice grows up aching for an acceptance she can't quite imagine, trying to find it first with an older man, then with one who can't love her back, and finally in the love she feels for one she has never met. And all the while, she feels a mysterious pull to the lake. As Alice edges ever closer to her past, Lake People beautifully evokes the interweaving of family history and individual fate, and the intangible connections we feel to the places where we were born.


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