Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"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:




Maine

by J. Courtney Sullivan
Publication date: June 14, 2011

Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the best-selling debut novel Commencement (“One of this year’s most inviting summer novels” —The New York Times).

The Kelleher family has been coming to Maine for sixty years. Their beachfront cottage,won on a barroom bet after the war, is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and threadbare sweaters are shared on chilly nights. It is also a place where cocktail hour follows morning mass, nosy grandchildren snoop in drawers, and ancient grudges simmer below the surface. As Maggie, Kathleen, and Anne Marie descend on Alice and the cottage, each woman brings her own baggage—a secret pregnancy, a terrible crush, and a deeply held resentment for misdeeds of the past.

By turns uproarious and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back, every summer, to the family house, and to one another.

11 comments:

  1. I'm really excited for this one too but hadn't found a cover yet. I'll be using this one as a future WoW pick!

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  2. This sounds fantastic. I'm really ready to be reading about summer cottages and the like.

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  3. Carrie- Enjoy the read, thanks! for coming by.

    Kristen- Me too!

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  5. This looks like a really good beach read for summer!

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  6. Sounds really good, kind of like an Elin Hilderbrand book. Great pick!

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    Thanks! so much for hopping by.

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  8. I read a preview of this one somewhere and agree with you that this one does sound good. great pick.

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