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Waiting on Wednesday: The Antiques by Kris D'Agostino

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  

The Antiques by Kris D'Agostino

From Goodreads:
An irresistible, incisive, fast-paced comedic drama about a family who reunites after the death of its patriarch, just as a hurricane tears through town. For fans of Jonathan Tropper, Emma Straub, and Karen Joy Fowler.

On the night of a massive, record-breaking hurricane, George Westfall, an upstate New York antique store owner and father of three, lays dying. As his wife Ana seals up the storefront, their adult son Armie hides from the outside world as he always does, immersed in woodwork and thoughts of the past. In New York City, Armie’s older brother Josef, a sex-addicted techie, is fighting to repair his broken relationship with his daughters. And out in Los Angeles their sister Charlie’s career as a Hollywood publicist is crumbling.

For the Westfalls, Murphy’s Law is in full effect. Their patriarch dies as the storm hits town, flooding the store and ruining Josef’s business negotiations. Charlie is desperately trying to set a movie starlet straight, while handling her son’s expulsion from preschool and her wayward husband. And Armie, who’s still in love with his high school crush Audrey, can’t even muster the courage to leave his childhood home. Only when the children reunite to sell their father’s beloved heirloom painting do they discover their real fortune lies elsewhere.

A rollicking tableau of family life in all its messy complexity, like the best of Meg Wolitzer and Tom Perrotta, The Antiques is hilarious, heartbreaking, nimble, and observant. Complete with deeply flawed, affectionately rendered characters and an irresistible plot, Kris D’Agostino’s unforgettable novel is about the unexpected epiphanies that emerge in chaos, and the loved ones who help show us who we really are. 
This sounds right up my alley -- hope it's great!  The Antiques is scheduled to be released on January 10, 2017, and I can't wait!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday??


  1. Oh how fun! I really hope you end up loving this when you get a copy!

  2. It sounds emotional and funny! I love books about family so I'll be on the look-out for your review for sure. :)

  3. I love books about family and this one is new to me. Great pick!!

  4. WOW! This one sounds like it will be bring the feels with each page.

    My WOW

  5. New to me but sounds interesting- hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  6. This looks really good! I love stories where people return to the hometown and 'find' themselves.

  7. Family books are always great. So many different personalities to deal with. Hope you love it!

  8. It looks like we are both focusing on disasters this week. I picked an avalanche and you have a hurricane. I hope you enjoy this when you receive it. I will definitely look for your review. It sounds like something I would probably enjoy as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  9. This book is new to me. I hadn't heard of it before.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  10. Ooo, another new to me! And it looks like a lot of fun, too. I love complex family life. :D

  11. Murphy's Law! That always reminds me of Myra McEntire's Hourglass series. I've not heard of this one before, but I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week, Eva. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  12. This is the first I'm hearing about this book, but it sounds so interesting!

  13. Oh my goodness, this sounds ... I don't even know. Chaotic? Brilliant? Brilliantly chaotic? But such is family life, I think! Great choice as always!

  14. This sounds good! Thanks for sharing and putting it on my radar!

  15. I've never heard of this one! Not sure it's up my alley, but I hope you enjoy it!!! 😀

  16. This does sound like something Tom Perrotta or Jonathan Tropper would write--which is a great thing in my opinion. I'll definitely keep my eyes out for this one. Great pick!


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