Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday
Irises by Francisco X. Stork

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday, is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and asks the question, "What are books are you anxiously waiting on?"


Author: Francisco X. Stork
Publisher: Arthur L. Levine
Release Date: January 1,2012


Two sisters discover what's truly worth living for in the new novel by the author of MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD.

TWO SISTERS: Kate is bound for Stanford and an M.D. -- if her family will let her go. Mary wants only to stay home and paint. When their loving but repressive father dies, they must figure out how to support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state, and how to get along in all their uneasy sisterhood.

THREE YOUNG MEN: Then three men sway their lives: Kate's boyfriend Simon offers to marry her, providing much-needed stability. Mary is drawn to Marcos, though she fears his violent past. And Andy tempts Kate with more than romance, recognizing her ambition because it matches his own. 

ONE AGONIZING CHOICE: Kate and Mary each find new possibilities and darknesses in their sudden freedom. But it's Mama's life that might divide them for good -- the question of *if* she lives, and what's worth living for.

IRISES is Francisco X. Stork's most provocative and courageous novel yet. (Publisher's summary from Amazon)

I loved Macelo  in the Real World, which was an book with wonderful and honestly portrayed characters, not to mention a very realistic plot and excellent writing.  Irises sounds like another character driven story with an intriguing plot drawn from real life.

37 comments:

Carina Olsen said...

Great pick! :) Seems like an interesting book.
Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 PS: Yes, you must read Wither ;) When you have time to :)
Love, Carina

Brodie said...

I was so intrigued by Marcelo in the Real World when it first came out, but never got around to reading it. Must rectify that, since you loved it! Irises sounds fantastic and definitely a moving novel. Great pick!

We Fancy Books said...

First time seeing this book and it's totally intriguing! can't wait for this!

Awesome pick!
Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

Giselle said...

OH this sounds wonderful! Is it book 2 in a series? Great pick!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I haven't read anything by the author before, but I'm liking the sound of this one! Great pick! :)

SQT said...

I'm always a sucker for a good cover-- and the book sounds good too.

Jenny said...

This sounds like it's going to be an amazingly character driven book, and those are my favorite types:) I hadn't heard of this one before now, thanks so much Jan!

Amy @ Turn the Page (YA) said...

Great pick! I heard about this one on another WoW it looks like it good be the kind of story I love :)

My WoW this week

Book Sake said...

I haven't heard of this book or the author. It sounds like a complicated story for these sisters and could be quite intriguing. Great pick!

Our WOW is at Book Sake.

Brenna said...

A friend of mine just got this one, and I'm really curious to see what people think of it! Sounds like an interesting book :)

My WoW at Esther's Ever After

Precious said...

Like the others, I haven't read any book by the author. But this one sounds interesting. I'll give it a try! Good pick!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...

I haven't read Marcelo in the Real World yet but all of my co-workers love it. A few of them are reading Irises right now. Your pick sounds great!

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

That sounds like an emotional read. I love the cover, and that the story is about two sisters. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by Unabridged Bookshelf

Rida (Raindrop Reflections) said...

Wow, Irises sounds so intense. I think I'm going to check it out, too. Great pick!

You can find my WoW here.

Van Pham said...

I agree with Rida, this sounds like a really intense book, great pick.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

i keep seeing so many people getting ARCs of this one! looks great!

here's my wow picks for this week! will you stop by?!

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

Thanks for stopping by. Great pick, Irises sounds interesting.

Arianna said...

Yay! Another Francisco X. Stork! Great pick.

Please check out my WoW!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Great choice! I really, really like the sound of this book. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

Marla said...

Very nice! It sounds like a compelling read. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Stephanie (PoetrytoProse.com) said...

Oooh, is this YA? I love that it sounds like it deals with older characters. Must check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

Nomes said...

I;m hanging out for this one as well Jan :) It sounds gorgeous (I have read Marcelo yet ~ but I really want to)

x Nomes

A. Knight said...

The premise sounds awesomesauce. This is my first time coming across this book, so I'm excited it for it now. I've never read this author's books before, but still WOW.

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Staci said...

I have yet to read Marcelo...but I did recommend it to several students! This one sounds very interesting!

Jennifer said...

Great pick! That's a gorgeous cove and it sounds like a fabulous read too. That's a win win in my book.

A Canadian Girl said...

I like character-driven stories and it seems like they'll be well fleshed out in this one. Great pick!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I came across this the other day, and I was so intrigued! Fab pick, Jan!

PS - so happy to see the old comment system back :)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

I am so drawn to the sweet cover of this one! It sounds like an intense read, though!

LoriStrongin said...

I haven't read anything by Stork yet, but the story sounds pretty good. Interesting premise how the girls are orphans and yet not--I can't imagine how hard it's got to be when you're a teen caretaker of someone in a permanent vegetative state.

Thanks for the rec!


Smiles!
Lori

Erica said...

This one sounds really interesting - I am intrigued.

buy book online said...

You have described this story in sweet and simple words. Thanks for sharing the post. keep posting.

Erica said...

This one sounds so super great!

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