Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (10-5-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly awaiting. This week, my pick is: Lucky Break by Esther Freud (expected publication date: October 25, 2011).

Synopsis (from It is their first day at Drama Arts, and the nervous students huddled in a circle are told in no uncertain terms that here, unlike at any other drama school, they will be taught to Act. To Be. To exist in their own world on the stage. But outside is the real world-a pitiless, alluring place in which each of them in their most fervent dreams hopes to flourish and excel. Nell, insecure and dumpy, wonders if she will ever be cast as anything other than the maid. She'll never compete, she knows, with the multitude of confident, long-legged beauties thronging the profession- most notably Charlie, whose effortless ascendance is nothing less than she expects. Meanwhile, Dan, ambitious and serious, has his sights fixed on the role of Hamlet, as well as on fiery, rebellious Jemma. Over the following decade, these young actors grapple with haphazard tours, illogical auditions, unobtainable agents, deluxe trailers, rocky relationships, and red-carpet premieres. This dazzling new novel from Esther Freud uncovers a world of ruthless ambition, uncertain alliances, and the many-sided holy grail of Success.

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. That sounds so interesting, I wonder if I would feel the true essence of an art school.

    My pick

  2. Sounds like a great choice.

  3. You know I liked this one, lol.

    I hope you do too!

  4. Oh I love this cover!! Never heard of this book before though I'll go check it out.

    Xpresso Reads
    Btw- I'm giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven't entered yet. ;)

  5. Sounds fascinating. I shall keep an eye out for it. :)

  6. This sounds good and different I will have to check this out. I like books that take looks at different characters.

    Here is my WoW.