Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:

Next to Love by Ellen Feldman due out on July 26, 2011
Product Description from Amazon:
A story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave, Next to Love follows the lives of three young women and their men during the years of World War II and its aftermath, beginning with the men going off to war and ending a generation later, when their children are on the cusp of their own adulthood.Set in a small town in Massachusetts, the novel follows three childhood friends, Babe, Millie, and Grace, whose lives are unmoored when their men are called to duty. And yet the changes that are thrust upon them move them in directions they never dreamed possible—while their husbands and boyfriends are enduring their own transformations. In the decades that follow, the three friends lose their innocence, struggle to raise their children, and find meaning and love in unexpected places. And as they change, so does America—from a country in which people know their place in the social hierarchy to a world in which feminism, the Civil Rights movement, and technological innovations present new possibilities—and uncertainties. And yet Babe, Millie, and Grace remain bonded by their past, even as their children grow up and away and a new society rises from the ashes of the war.Beautifully crafted and unforgettable, Next to Love depicts the enduring power of love and friendship, and illuminates a transformational moment in American history.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This is a new title for me; sounds good Tina

Selina said...

This sounds beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

I am really looking forward to this one too- great pick!

Kay said...

I've read about this one on several other blogs and I'm very much looking forward to it. I seem to be drawn to WWII stories right now. The cover does have another one of those headless or top-of-headless women on it. What is up with that? LOL

Marce said...

Sounds good, I don't do the war stories though.

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