“Waiting On” Wednesday ~ 12.17.08


I’m not sure where I first saw this but I have been looking around for a something to do on Wednesday, so voila.  “Waiting On” Wednesday is all about the books that we are anxiously awaiting; anticipating the day that they are published!  Jill over at Breaking the Spine is the host.  Thanks Jill!

A reliable wife

Description on Amazon ~ Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful
businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who
answered his newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife.” But when
Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she’s not the “simple,
honest woman” that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious,
haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple:
she will win this man’s devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will
poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not
counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark
secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote
estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and
Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.

With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca,
Robert Goolrick’s intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of
suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone
temporarily off its axis.

Doesn’t this look good?  It comes out March 2009, and it’s being published by Algonquin Books.  I just wonder what Ralph Truitt has planned for Catherine Land.  It’s seriously keeping me up at night. I can’t wait to read this book.

So spill, what book are you waiting to get in your hot little hands?

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