Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: We Are Not Ourselves

"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:

We Are Not Ourselves
By Matthew Thomas

Publication Date: August 19

From Amazon:

Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed.

When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn’t aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream.

Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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Reading Away The Days said...

Great pick! Check out my WOW

The Cover Contessa said...

Never heard of this one. Sounds good. My WOW

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Oh this sounds intense. I'd love to know what this darkness is and how the family copes with it. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

Shane @ Itching for Books

nix said...

I've never heard of this one! Thanks for sharing Nix @ Scorching Book reviews

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I'm looking forward to this one as well - just got an ARC!
Thanks for sharing!

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds interesting! I'm going to look for it!

Unknown said...

This seems like a really intense read! Great choice!

Sam's Book Basket said...

Sounds awesome!

Here's my WoW: Click here ;)

Hannah The Person said...

Seems intense but awesome!

Beth Hoffman said...

This title is new to me and it sounds like a good one!

Unknown said...

I have also posted mine:
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

This looks really intriguing! You always have the best WOW picks!

Unknown said...

Interesting pick! Mine is out soon from one of my favorite series... WoW.

Sarah - said...

Hi there - new blogger here and so excited to be linking up! Thanks!

Nicole The Reading Rebel said...

Happy Waiting on Wednesday everyone!
find mine @

Britt said...

Here is my WOW. Happy hump-day!
❤ Brittany @
Waiting on Wed @ Please Feed the Bookworm