"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:
By Wilton Barnhardt
Publication Date: August 20
Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband Duke are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money—and older Southern secrets—meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Steely and implacable, Jerene presides over her family’s legacy of paintings at the Mint Museum; Duke, the one-time college golden boy and descendant of a Confederate general, whose promising political career was mysteriously short-circuited, has settled into a comfortable semi-senescence as a Civil War re-enactor. Jerene’s brother Gaston is an infamously dissolute bestselling historical novelist who has never managed to begin his long-dreamed-of literary masterpiece, while their sister Dillard is a prisoner of unfortunate life decisions that have made her a near-recluse.
As the four Johnston children wander perpetually toward scandal and mishap. Annie, the smart but matrimonially reckless real estate maven; Bo, a minister at war with his congregation; Joshua, prone to a series of gay misadventures, and Jerilyn, damaged but dutiful to her expected role as debutante and eventual society bride. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke’s fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. She will stop at nothing to keep what she has—but is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?
In Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt has written a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull it all together.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Cool pick :) Sounds fun!
Sounds entertaining. Thank you for the introduction and for hosting.
This looks like a great read. Thanks for hosting =)
Big fan of historical fiction, particularly this setting! Great pick
I'm not really into that kind of stuff when I read, but I'm sure it'll be awesome!
This sounds like a great read! :-)
Lex Explains It All // The World According to Lex
Oh I like the sound of this one! "A family coming apart" combined with "hilarious" rocks my boat quite nicely, thank you! :-)
Wow! I may need to read this one!
Nice choice today.
Hmmm...sounds like this could be a fun ride. Great pick.
Sounds like a really entertaining read! Here's my WoW:
Awesome pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)
Nice pick! This sounds especially entertaining what with the family drama AND the funny bits mixed in :) Thanks for sharing & for hosting again!
Here's my WoW pick this week
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
Thanks for hosting!!!
Oooh, it's set in Charlotte!
Thank you for hosting! :)
This sounds interesting. I love books that focus on siblings. Great pick!
Thanks for hosting! I left my name and link! :)
Ooh, this looks like a good one! Great pick!
I have this one teed up to post closer to the release date. Now I wonder if I should post something different? Hmmmm.... Oh, and obviously a book that sounds great to me too. ;-)
Ooh sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing!
Oooo this sounds like an exciting book! I've been reading a few southern themed books lately. I hope you'll review this if you read it. :]
My very first Waiting on Wednesday!
I have been stalking this one
Serious Mad Men vibe coming off this cover! Loving WoW, as always!
Haven't heard of this one but I wiil have to check it out!
Thanks for hosting! I love reading about all of the books everyone is waiting for.
Already make my WOW!
Silvia @ Bookzland
This actually sounds like something I'd pick up! Great pick! :)
Love it! Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for sharing and for hosting!
Barnhardt teaches at one of the Universities in my old town; should be interesting. :)
I might just have to take a look at Lookaway, Lookaway. The blurb is intriguing.
Here's my WoW at Jane Reads
This book sounds pretty cool! I really like historical fiction, so I'll keep an eye out for this one.
Here's my post at Snowflakes and Spider Silk
Hi there! Newbie blogger here. I apologize, I didn't realize someone actually hosted WoW - I thought it was just a general blog thing. I did participate, though, and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for hosting such an awesome weekly event, and again, sorry for not realizing sooner!
I'm sorry this is coming a few days late, but here's the link to my post:
Interesting choice. Thanks for sharing.
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