Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6-1-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight and upcoming release that you are waiting for. This week, my pick is Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan (expected release date: June 14, 2011). After reading a few reviews of this book on other blogs, I really cannot wait to read it for myself!

Synopsis (from For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. Their beachfront property, won on a barroom bet after the war, sits on three acres of sand and pine nestled between stretches of rocky coast, with one tree bearing the initials “A.H.” At the cottage, built by Kelleher hands, cocktail hour follows morning mass, nosy grandchildren snoop in drawers, and decades-old grudges simmer beneath the surface.
As three generations of Kelleher women descend on the property one summer, each brings her own hopes and fears. Maggie is thirty-two and pregnant, waiting for the perfect moment to tell her imperfect boyfriend the news; Ann Marie, a Kelleher by marriage, is channeling her domestic frustration into a dollhouse obsession and an ill-advised crush; Kathleen, the black sheep, never wanted to set foot in the cottage again; and Alice, the matriarch at the center of it all, would trade every floorboard for a chance to undo the events of one night, long ago.
By turns wickedly funny 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 Maine and to each other.
So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Wow, sounds really interesting! Gotta love family dramas - thanks for the heads up :)

  2. Oh, I can't wait to read this one! It is coming to me this week from Amazon Vine. Thanks for reminding me why I chose it!

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  3. Interesting, look forward to reading reviews on this one.

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  4. Interesting. Generational stories can be so interesting when you get to watch the drama and secrets unfold. There is always secrets in generational stories, so I would read it just to find out where all the skeletons are. Thanks for sharing. Seems like a great read.

  5. This looks great and the perfect summer read! I see you are reading Baker Towers - I just finished FAITH by the same author and I thought it was great!