Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight some great pre-publication books we all can't wait to get our grubby little mitts on.

For me, I can't wait to read: The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry. The book is being released by Gallery on April 12, 2011.

Amazon says this about the book: An Asperger's-afflicted woman finds the keys to life and her family history in the kitchen after her parents die in McHenry's inspired if uneven debut. Ginny Selvaggio has lived a sheltered life: unable to maintain eye contact, make friends, or finish college due to her undiagnosed condition, the 26-year-old lives in her parents' home, surfing the Internet and perfecting recipes. But after her parents die, Ginny and her sister, Amanda, disagree about what to do with the family home—Amanda wants to sell, Ginny doesn't. As they bicker about what to do with the house and the problems caused by Ginny's awkwardness, Ginny comforts herself by cooking and soon learns that the dishes she prepares can conjure spirits. The ghosts, including her grandmother, leave clues about possible family secrets, as do a box of photographs Ginny discovers tucked away. McHenry's idea of writing an Asperger's narrator works well for the most part, but the supernatural touches undermine her admirable efforts and add a silly element to what is otherwise an intelligent and moving account of an intriguing heroine's belated battle to find herself.


  1. I do like the sound of this and added it to my wishlist.

  2. I love novels with a food element...can't wait for this one, either!

  3. Great pick and you don't have to wait that long!

    Here is my WOW

  4. I think this cover is striking and I'm definitely looking forward to reading it. Nice choice!

  5. This sounds like a good read, nice pick.

    Stop and see mine and my giveaways.

  6. sounds a tad woo-woo for me but I LOVE the cover! Every time I see it I first think it's a cute Little Black Dress!

  7. I saw this book on another blog page (I believe it was for a giveaway) but I don't remember if the synopsis was there I'm loving it adding to TBR list it keeps growing with every blog I visit lol if you can please check out my WOW blog post

    as always ♥, Carol


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