Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick: When We Were The Kennedys by Monica Wood
Due out: July 10, 2012


Product Description taken from Amazon:
1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a father’s wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift. Funny and to-the-bone moving, When We Were the Kennedys is the story of how this family saves itself, at first by depending on Father Bob, Mum’s youngest brother, a charismatic Catholic priest who feels his new responsibilities deeply. And then, as the nation is shocked by the loss of its handsome Catholic president, the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy—she too a Catholic widow with young children—galvanizes Mum to set off on an unprecedented family road trip to Washington, D.C., to do some rescuing of her own. An indelible story of how family and nation, each shocked by the unimaginable, exchange one identity for another.

7 comments:

Vanya D. said...

Sounds like a nice read! Thanks for sharing, Tina!

My WOW this week.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Like the sound of this one a lot --great pick.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I saw this one in a magazine the other day...and immediately put it on my list. Love this kind of story!

Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WOW POST

Jill said...

I love the sound of this one...thanks for the heads up!

Becki @ TheFlutterbyRoom said...

That sounds like a really interesting book. Great pick and thanks for sharing.

Shortskie said...

Sounds interesting and I like the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

Shortskie's WoW

monica wood said...

Hi, this is Monica, author of When We Were the Kennedys. Thanks for the shout-out! I do appreciate it.