Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WOW pick!

Wow, it's November already? And time for WOW at Breaking the Spine ~"Waiting on Wednesday" where we talk about the books that are to be released that we can't wait to read. This week I found a book that looked good when I was reading reviews
in the Publishers Weekly at work.
I get some many good idea's to add to my wishlist when I visit the other bloggers.

The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friend
Lisa Verge Higgins, Grand Central/5 Spot, $13.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-446-56351-2
Higgins's (Heaven in His Arms) life-affirming novel reduces a fearless foursome to three when the adventurous Rachel Braun dies of cancer at 38. Though Rachel kept her diagnosis a secret from her friends, she wrote each a challenge to be read after her death. Kate Jansen, a married homemaker with three children, is told to skydive ("you're overwhelmed by your life," Rachel writes). In Rachel's view, globe-trotting Doctors Without Borders nurse Sarah Pollard is blinded to love in her grief over her ex: "You need to win him back, or finally say good-bye." But it's Bobbie "Jo" Marcum, a single, commitment-phobic businesswoman, of whom Rachel makes the greatest request, by leaving her custody of her seven-year-old daughter: "Take Grace." Large and small, their decisions affect them all in transformative ways, as when Kate accompanies Sarah to find her ex, now a doctor living in India. Higgins's romantic tendencies (she's penned several romance novels) inform the proceedings; with her mainstream debut, she creates a happy reminder that life is all about taking risks. (Jan.)


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

that's something we could probably all benefit from learning!

Anna said...

This sounds like a serious tear-jerker. Get your tissues ready!


Congrat's to the winners!
Thanks for having a giveaway, Joy!
deb :)

Kim @ The Caffeinated Diva said...

That sounds like a great book, albeit a sad one!

Pixie said...

Sounds like an sad read. Hope its worth the wait.

Jill said...

I love books about women's friendships...and I love the cover, too. Great pick!