Wednesday, January 5, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Being Polite to Hitler

“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:

Being Polite to Hitler by Robb Forman Dew

from the publisher:
After teaching and raising her family for most of her life, Agnes Scofield realizes she is truly weary of her routine. But how, at 51, to establish a separate identity?

Her newfound freedom may not sit so well with the rest of the Scofields, who operate strictly within the confines of polite Midwestern values. They'd be polite to Hitler if need be. But underneath the facade, private triumphs and tragedies---including struggles with alcoholism and illicit affairs-simmer, and Agnes finds herself becoming even more entangled in the family web.

Being Polite to Hitler is a richly wrought portrait of a woman coming into her own in the middle of her life and a family that experiences passions, joys, and grief against the backdrop of the post-WWII era.
This book is publishing 1/6/2011 by Little, Brown.


Jill said...

I've been waiting on this one, too! I just picked it up from the library. Yay!!!

nomadreader said...

This one looks fantastic! I've been really intrigued with war-related historical fiction lately. Thanks!