"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 Alice McDermott
Publication Date: September 10
An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.
Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents’ deaths; the births and lives of Marie’s children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Oh this sounds interesting. Nice pick.
I love this author...and this one sounds so good!
Never heard of this one before. Sound interesting.
Is that the official cover? It's so plain *sigh* Yeah, I know, don't judge a book... still though, who doesn't love a pretty cover?
Oh wow, thanks Jill as I wasn't aware she had a new one coming out - Great Pick.
I had to look back at the last Alice McDermott book I've read----I think it was Child of My Heart published in 2003. Can't believe it was a decade ago!
Great pick, Jill. I'll be waiting for this one as well.
Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-new-summer-novels.html
That should be great!
I read this one last week and it is good. :-)
Cool pick. Thanks for sharing :)
Sounds like a wonderful thought provoking read. Thank you for the introduction.
Oh interesting pick! Thanks for sharing it :)
Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
I had no idea Alice McDermott was back to writing! Great choice.
Erin @ <a href="http://yabookcrush.com>YA Book Crush</a>
Yikes! This sounds intense. I hadn't heard of this one. Great pick!
This choice sounds really awesome. 8)
What a pretty cover. This one sounds interesting.
Very lovely pick!
It looks really good! The cover looks a little boring, but I'm sure the story will make up for it.
This is my WoW: http://mybookshelfisneverfull.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-between-devil-and_19.html
Made my first Waiting On Wednesday today! :D Hope you can check it :)
Silvia from @ Bookzland
I picked Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea for mine this week.
That sounds so good! Here's mine!
I love that you host this every week. Thank you! :) And I love your pick too.
Thanks for hosting!
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