Wednesday, June 15, 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: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan. The book is being released by Knopf on June 14, 2011.

Amazon says this about the book: 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.


  1. I can't wait to get to my copy of this one. I love Maine --period :)

  2. I had preordered this for my Kindle. It's there now waiting for me. Soon I hope. Nice pick!

  3. I just discovered an ARC of this one at a book sale last week. I snatched it up, obviously!

  4. this looks really good! thank you for sharing!

  5. Just bought this one - could not resist!


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