Waiting on Wednesday 9/22

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Orchards
Author: Holly Thompson
Release Date: February 22, 2011

After a classmate commits suicide, Kana Goldberg—a half-Japanese, half-Jewish American—wonders who is responsible. She and her cliquey friends said some thoughtless things to the girl. Hoping that Kana will reflect on her behavior, her parents pack her off to her mother's ancestral home in Japan for the summer. There Kana spends hours under the hot sun tending to her family's mikan orange groves.
Kana's mixed heritage makes it hard to fit in at first, especially under the critical eye of her traditional grandmother, who has never accepted Kana's father. But as the summer unfolds, Kana gets to know her relatives, Japan, and village culture, and she begins to process the pain and guilt she feels about the tragedy back home. Then news about a friend sends her world spinning out of orbit all over again.

Taken from GoodReads.

I absolutely love the sound of Orchards by Holly Thompson. It sounds like a very emotional and heartfelt story examining the truth of our existence and coming to terms with who we are as people, as well as where we belong in the world. Most of all, it sounds like an honest and deep coming-of-age story. Books like this are appealing to me more and more these days. Plus, the pretty simplicity and colours of the cover are satiating my cover lust love just fine, thank you very much. What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I'll make sure to keep my eye out for it. Thanks for sharing :)

    Come see my WOW for this week

  2. what a gorgeous cover!! it sounds so unique too! I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one

  3. This sounds like a really great book! I absolutely love the cover. You now have me excited for this to come out as well :)

  4. You're right - this one sounds fantastic. Not normally something I'd pick up, but now that I've read the synopsis, I'm definitely interested.

  5. This book looks really great. Very intense! The cover is gorgeous as well. Thanks for sharing - I love it when people introduce me to new books I haven't heard of.

    Here's what I'm waiting for this week :)

  6. This sounds like a very interesting read. I am thinking about adding it to my list!

  7. This sounds so good, and I'm in love with the cover!

    On another note - how have I never seen your blog before? It's awesome - layout and content wise!

  8. I like the cover and the story sounds really good :) Great choice!

  9. The cover's definitely pretty, and the summary sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing! :]

  10. It does sound good, and that cover is so simple yet unique, I like that

  11. This one does sound tempting...hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:


  12. Very nice pick! I like the sound of this one too. :)

  13. I'm intrigued....

    My WoW post


  14. This sounds really interesting. And I love the cover...think I'll be adding it to my TBR pile

    Check out my pick!

  15. This sounds interesting. I'm not sure if I'll read it though.


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