Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:



I first spotted this book over at Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff.

In the summer of 1855, Walt Whitman’s controversial Leaves of Grass has just been released, and the notion of making a living as a writer is still a far-off dream for Louisa. She is twenty-two years old, vivacious, and bursting with a desire to be free of her family and societal constraints so she can do what she loves the most—write. The Alcott family, destitute, as usual, moves to a generous uncle’s empty house in Walpole, New Hampshire, for the summer. Here, a striking but pensive Louisa meets the fictional Joseph Singer. Louisa is initially unimpressed by Joseph’s charms. But just as Louisa begins to open her heart, she learns that Joseph may not be free to give his away. Their newfound love carries a steep price, and Louisa fears she may pay with the independence she has fought so hard to protect.

This title will be released on April 1, 2010.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave your link here!


19 comments:

Diane said...

Thank you - I had not heard of this one, but bet I would like it. Here is my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-lost.html

Jill said...

I love this cover...and the premise. This one's going on the list! Thanks for participating...

Mary said...

This one is new to me, thanks! Love the cover.

brizmus said...

This looks quite interesting!

Alayne said...

Looks beautiful! My pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

inthehammockblog said...

This looks great! What a beautiful and unique cover!

Melissa said...

That looks so fun! My WoW is on my blog at http://iswimforoceans.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-113.html :)

Book Snob said...

This book sounds really interesting. Great pick!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMm sounds intresting...

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I haven't heard of this, thanks for the heads up. It sounds really good!

Marie said...

that looks awesome! :-) can't wait to see what you think of it!

Bekah said...

Interesting read.

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

http://thoughtsonbekahslife.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Lisa said...

Well, I didn't have a can't-wait-read yet this week; but I do now!

Muse in the Fog said...

Sounds great!

StephanieD said...

I am completely hooked! And I love the cover too~

Ms. Yingling said...

I hadn't heard of this, but I'm a HUGE Alcott fan, so will have to hunt it down!

Lula O said...

I love this cover too, but really another lost love story about an unmarried author? Maybe these women chose not to marry because they didn't want too. Maybe they were quite happy by themselves. In The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, it's her mysterious lover who encouraged her to write. Like she couldn't do it in on her own? Grr.
But still, great cover.

Nina said...

Sounds beautiful and i do adore the cover!

Carina said...

Hmm ... looks interesting, though I think I'll wait to hear what other people think first since it's not the kind of thing I would normally jump at.