Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

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.

It's Christmas, David by David Shannon is due out September 1, 2010.
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?


Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Have not read McMillian, but it sounds fun. Here is my pick:

Lori said...

David's book looks more interesting. :) I hope that you both get your books soon and that they are everything you hope them to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

Nina said...

I have not read the first book, but this cover is really fun. :)

Shan said...

I read everything I could by Terry McMillan when I was in high school. Unfortunately I haven't read her more recent stuff ("A Day Late and A Dollar Short" and "The Interruption of Everything") but I definitely plan on reading "Getting to Happy." I can't wait!

Darlene said...

Great pick. I'm going to have to reread Waiting to Exhale first. My pick is here.

Alayne said...

McMillan looks really good. Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Beverly said...

Hey - just hoppin' by! I started the hop on Friday, but had to leave, just now getting back to it. Hope you had a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole and say hi!