Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Astonish Me


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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


Astonish Me

By Maggie Shipstead
Publication Date: April 8

From Amazon:

Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the United States. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present.


What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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26 comments:

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

I love books with characters who are dancers. Great choice :)

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

Wow..This sounds like an eventful read! Past and present lives collide! Great pick!
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Giselle @ Book Nerd
Waiting on Wednesday

Primrose Musings said...

Wow ballerina stories are quite intriguing.

Sam's Book Basket said...

This sounds like an awesome pick! :D

Here's my pick this week: Click here ;)

Bookaholic 007 said...

Ooh! I love dancing and have been wanting to take up ballet for awhile now, so I think I'd enjoy this! :)

Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
My WoW!

Athena Anthes said...

I'm honestly not a big fan of ballet books, but it does sound quite intriguing :p

Athena @Total Book Geek

Waiting On Wednesday

bookhammock said...

This sounds awesome. Adding it.

Tina's Blog said...

Yay! I didn't realize she had another one coming out. Can't believe we are already looking at spring releases- I can't catch up with the fall ones!

Camelle Rogando said...

I think it's an interesting book! can't wait to read it soon :D

Great pick!

here's mine Home of a Book Lover

Shane Morgan said...

Interesting pick this week. Thanks for sharing :)

Sandra @ Waiting For Wentworth said...

This sounds like a really good story. Thanks for sharing!
My WoW

Vanya D. said...

Ooh, sounds like there might be a connection between Arslan and Harry, no?

Yvonne said...

Sounds good.

My post is here.

bookshelffantasies.com said...

This sounds terrific! I love ballet stories, and Maggie Shipstead is quite a good writer. Looking forward to this one!

Lisa

Kaitlyn W. said...

I really want to read books about Russia! Ever since falling in love with the animated movie Anastasia, I have been craving books from that area. I'm not sure if this will satisfy that craving, but it does seem interesting.

DJ D. said...

Wow, Astonish Me sounds great! I've always been interested in the world of ballet and those who dance, so this sounds right up my alley!

Diamond Cronen said...

Oh I hadn't seen Astonish Me before! It looks intriguing... Is it literary fiction? :)

Katie Ki-Gö said...

My first time =)

Nice idea.

Stasia said...

This looks awesome! Love ballet books. My WoW is about pink covers--funny coincidence.

Leydy Laura from OUAT said...

Awesome pick!

Munira Mutmainna said...

The blurb sounds interesting...I've never read anything related to dancing or ballerina..think I may give it a try..

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Leeanna said...

I just added Astonish Me to my list. I really like ballet books, so thanks for the heads up.

Leeanna.me WoW: Shadowplay by Laura Lam.

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