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
Publication Date: January 22
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.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Sounds fun (and sadly, more true than not regarding the insurance industry). Great pick!
I like witty social satires so this sounds like a great read! Nice pick!
Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
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Out of Warranty sounds really interesting. Not only will I be adding it my reading list but I'm adding it to the library order too. Thanks for sharing.
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Satirical books especially about health care/insurance are also such interesting reads! Thanks for sharing :)
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Sounds very interesting with the whole social satire edge.
This book sounds very interesting.I would love to read this I watched a documentary recently on problems with health insurance companies and who's plan worked better!
I don't think I've ever read a book like Out of Warranty, but it seems worth looking into.
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I like your waiting on posts because I always find out about interesting never-heard-before books. :)
Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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I love Haywood Smith's books, and this one sounds so timely!
Interesting pick! thank you!
This sounds like a hoot. Thanks for sharing!
It's kind of sad to think someone might feel the need to marry for medical insurance.
This one sounds like it could be a really funny book! Great pick :-)
Great "Waiting On" Wednesday! It sounds really interesting.. my "Waiting On" Wednesday (my first one!) is Gayle Forman's new book xD
That sounds interesting. I'll have to check that out.
Sounds like a great book! And I love the cover! So pretty with the sunset (or is it sunrise?).
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Sounds interesting! This is going into my TBR pile :)
Oh my this looks funny and sadly on point with the state of things today! Very interesting pick, I don't think I've ever read anything like that...thanks for sharing :)
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Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
Cute pick - anything that's a send-up and has heart has my name on it!
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-Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit
This sounds like an interesting read!!
This sounds really witty and fun :)
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I've always enjoyed Haywood Smith's stories, and until your post I didn't know she had a new offering. This one is going on my list for certain!
Aww I like your pick. I don't think this is the right word, but it sounds adorable to me. I like it when real issues are addressed with humor and heart, though :)
Sounds interesting, although not hugely my kind of thing. Thanks for sharing! :D
Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
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It sounds like a great book!
@Reading and Things
Really interesting book choice this week. It wouldn't normally be my type of read. Thanks for sharing.
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ooh The book sounds interesting! Happy Halloween!
Nice pick. Thanks for sharing.
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This book sounds like it'd be really good!! Great pick :)
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