Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday - September 2

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

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

A Friend of The Family by Lauren Grodstein

Release: November 10, 2009

Toni at A Circle of Books posted this as her Mailbox Monday and I am very intrigued by it and can't wait until it comes out.

Pete Dizinoff has spent years working toward a life that would be, by all measures, deemed successful. A skilled internist, he’s built a thriving practice in suburban New Jersey. He has a devoted wife, a network of close friends, and an impressive house, and most important, he has a son, Alec, on whom he’s pinned all his hopes. Pete has afforded Alec every opportunity, bailed him out of close calls with the law, and even ensured his acceptance into a good college.

But Pete never counted on the wild card: Laura, his best friend's daughter—ten years older than Alec, irresistibly beautiful, with a past so shocking that it’s never spoken of. When Laura sets her sights on Alec, Pete sees his plans for his son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely. Believing he has only the best of intentions, he sets out to derail this romance and rescue his son. He could never have foreseen how his whole world would shatter in the process.

Lauren Grodstein delivers a riveting story in the tradition of The Ice Storm, American Beauty, and Little Children, charting a father's fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.

So what are you waiting on this week?


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Can't wait to read reviews for this one! Good pick.

Unknown said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for the heads up. Will definitely be keeping my eye out for this one :)

Lizzy said...

Hmm definitely sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to keep my eye out for some reviews

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Crystal...this one looks good. I'll be waiting for this one too.

The Bookworm said...

This does sound good!

The Obsessive Reader said...

Scandalous! That's what this sounds like. A suburban family being turned upside down. I'll have to check this out some time.

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