Wednesday, September 4, 2013

“Waiting On” Wednesday: One Summer: America, 1927

“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:

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Synopsis from Goodreads:
One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country—a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive for us on the page in this certain bestseller.

Publishing on October 1, 2013 by Doubleday.


Unknown said...

Awesome choice, I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list. ;D

Waiting on Wednesday
Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

Greg said...

That looks like a great pick, I just discovered Bryson after winning one of his books ina giveaway and seing another at the bookstore! This sounds great.