Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (20)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This is another one I saw in the Shelf Awareness newsletter and it just appealed to me.  First the cover jumped out at me.  Why is she running.  I love the colors, the lushness.  Then I was intrigued when I looked up the synopsis.  So now it's on my want list (and I'm hoping to get an ARC).  What do you think of the cover?

The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Publish Date: 6/5/2012

A smart and slyly funny tale of love, temptation, confusion, and commitment; a triumphant and beautifully executed recasting of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.

Newly engaged and unthinkingly self-satisfied, twenty-eight-year-old Adam Newman is the prize catch of Temple Fortune, a small, tight-knit Jewish suburb of London. He has been dating Rachel Gilbert since they were both sixteen and now, to the relief and happiness of the entire Gilbert family, they are finally to marry. To Adam, Rachel embodies the highest values of Temple Fortune; she is innocent, conventional, and entirely secure in her community—a place in which everyone still knows the whereabouts of their nursery school classmates. Marrying Rachel will cement Adam’s role in a warm, inclusive family he loves.

But as the vast machinery of the wedding gathers momentum, Adam feels the first faint touches of claustrophobia, and when Rachel’s younger cousin Ellie Schneider moves home from New York, she unsettles Adam more than he’d care to admit. Ellie—beautiful, vulnerable, and fiercely independent—offers a liberation that he hadn’t known existed: a freedom from the loving interference and frustrating parochialism of North West London. Adam finds himself questioning everything, suddenly torn between security and exhilaration, tradition and independence. What might he be missing by staying close to home?
So what are you waiting on this week?


Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

I haven't heard of this one before. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing.

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Patricia said...

The title is so perfect! :O I want!!

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Bonnie said...

Great pick! I agree, it is hard to not be drawn in by that cover. But what is even better is it sounds like a book that I would really enjoy - definitely adding to my TBR list! Enjoy :D


Ashley Loder said...

The cover reminds me of Alice in Wonderland :) Very Pretty and sounds good! Thanks for sharing!!

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Dani said...

This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!


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