Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Lullaby of Polish Girls
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Lullaby of Polish Girls
Publication Date: June 4
Because of her father’s role in the Solidarity movement, Anna and her parents immigrate to the United States in the 1980s as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. But then, the summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Poland to visit her grandmother, and suddenly she experiences the shock of recognition. In her family’s hometown of Kielce, Anna develops intense friendships with two local girls—brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila—and their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns. The Lullaby of Polish Girls follows these three best friends from their early teenage years on the lookout for boys in Kielce—a town so rough its citizens are called “the switchblades”—to the loss of innocence that wrecks them, and the stunning murder that reaches across oceans to bring them back together after they’ve grown and long since left home.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Sounds like an interesting read!
Just saw on twitter about your loss! My condolences to you and your family.
Wow that sounds like it could be a wonderful and powerful read! I am always amazed how you find books for your WoW posts that I've never even heard of, awesome! :)
Great pick - I like the multi-cultural aspect of it, and I love the 80s!
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Sounds like a good book, with an excellent story (kind of goes hand in hand, right?).
Hope you get it! :)
Interesting pick. I'm 1/8th Polish, so this piques my interest. :) My WOW's are for Replacing Gentry and Once Upon a Prince.
Wow, the cover is stunning, sort of want her straightener haha
Sounds like a really interesting coming of age novel! Come see my WoW :)
Thanks for sharing!
Ooops! Donna already linked it up.. Ignore the new link under out name.
Seems like a great book! :D
My WoW is kind of special this week because it's also a cover reveal, so check it out. =)
Sorry didn't leave the proper link to our WoW post. Here's the link http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-6.html
Stacey @ Sassy Book Lovers
By just looking at the cover, this is a book that I would probably pass over, but after reading the synopsis it is something that I would want to read. It wouldn't be a the top of my list, but it's definitely worth checking out. Thanks for sharing. And as always, thanks for hosting.
I have this one on my kindle, it looks great :) Here's mine for this week: http://allodoxophobia.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/waiting-on-wednesday-star-cursed-by-jessica-spotswood/
Hey there! Sorry I just put the wrong link on the tool -- just an FYI that the removal link to delete it if you made a mistake isn't working. Thanks!
This book looks really intriguing!
OOh, delicious! My kind of read.
Oh, wow! This one does sound really good! Thanks for sharing!
Oh this sounds really interesting! I hope you'll enjoy this one when it comes out.
Hadn't heard of this one--but I am putting it on my TBR list. The setting isn't often found in other contemporary books.
Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-guilty-one.html
That sounds excellent!
Something really new to me :) Thanks for sharing.
This book sounds really interesting. I hope your wait is well worth it and isn't too long.
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Love this meme!
Love going through these link up posts. Great pick! So sorry to hear of your loss..sending my sympathies.
Here's mine :)
As a Polish girl, I feel like I need to read this. :)
This book sounds really good and like a very interesting read.
Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession
Oooh I'll have to check it out :)
Great WoW! This book sounds really interesting. I think I'll have to check it out.
Sounds like a great story about friendship and so much more. Thanks for sharing :)
Here is my WoW post. Have a gorgeous Wednesday!
Sounds great. I just entered my first ever Waiting on Wednesday. How exciting!
Wow, that sounds like an incredible book. I want to read it too!
This is a great idea!
I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds great!
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Author, PODs available June 4th
I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like an interesting read!
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I was just passing through and read your pick for this week's WoW when I noticed the author's name. She's an actress, I first saw her as the lead female in the movie version of The Count of Monte Cristo, she played Henry Cavil's character's mother. I thought she was gorgeous in that movie!
Anyway, now I'll be giving this book a second look.
I always love to WoWs! and I always find a good new read! :)
This sounds pretty good! I love stories that feature strong female friendships. =)
I love the 80s setting....this one sounds good. Missed you last week. Hope things are OK.
Looks like a good one!
All those links are overwhelming.
Here's mine for the week: http://birthofanewwitch.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/waiting-on-wednesday-week-75/
Will have to put this on the reading list!
Hmm... Looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing!
Here is mine: http://underworldbookchick.blogspot.com/
Here's my late link!
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