Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: The Kingdom of Ohio

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

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

The Kingdom of Ohio
by Matthew Flaming
Release date Dec. 31, 2009

From the publisher:

An incredibly original, intelligent novel-a love story set against New York City at the dawn of the mechanical age, featuring Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and J. P. Morgan.

After discovering an old photograph, an elderly antiques dealer living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has struggled to deny. The photograph depicts a man and a woman. The man is Peter Force, a young frontier adventurer who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly lands a job digging the first subway tunnels beneath the metropolis. The woman is Cheri- Anne Toledo, a beautiful mathematical prodigy whose memories appear to come from another world. They meet seemingly by chance, and initially Peter dismisses her as crazy. But as they are drawn into a tangle of overlapping intrigues, Peter must reexamine Cheri-Anne's fantastic story. Could it be that she is telling the truth and that she has stumbled onto the most dangerous secret imaginable: the key to traveling through time?

Set against the mazelike streets of New York at the dawn of the mechanical age, Peter and Cheri-Anne find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself.

This book sounds awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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


Nina said...

Great one! I like the cover, very beautiful.

Here's mine:

brizmus said...

Featuring Tesla - cool! I also can't wait to get my hands on this!
Here's mine:

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

oh that one looks good.. I love secrets!

Here's mine

Unknown said... a New Yorker, I have to check this one out.

Mine is here

Book Dragon said...

I think I put this on my wish list - thanks for reminding me of it.

Thanks for the comment on my WoW
I checked them out of the library at the same time not realizing the third wasn't published yet!

Literary Feline said...

Oo! This sounds fascinating! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Alyce said...

I love anything with time travel, so this one's going on my list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That sounds good!

Mine is here:

Cackleberry Homestead said...

I've seen this one around and it definitely sounds interesting. Another one for the list today.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds pretty good!

E.J. Stevens said...

This sounds fabulous! I can't wait to add it to my wish list.

Kristi said...

Based on the title I probably wouldn't have given this one a second look - but from the synopsis it sounds great!

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