Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick: Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
Published: September 7, 2010
Description taken from Amazon:
An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
I loved Waiting to Exhale when I read it many years ago, and I am anxious to read this next installment and find out what the girls have been up to.
The fall is also a great time for childrens books, and one I am looking forward to - and so are my daughters- is a new book by David Shannon.
Doesn't this one look cute? I have such a hard time keeping No, David by David Shannon on the shelves - even now - years after it was published that I already know I will need to buy several copies of this one!
What are you waiting on this week?