Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

Putting Makeup on Dead People -- Jen Violi

It's been four years since Donna Parisi's father passed away, but it might as well have been four days. Donna makes conversation and goes through the motion, but she hasn't really gotten on with life. She's not close with anyone, she doesn't have a boyfriend and she's going to college at the local university with a major that her mother picked. But one day Donna has an epiphany. She wants to work with dead people. She wants to help people say goodbye and she wants to learn to love a whole person--body and soul. She wants to live her life and be loving, at grieving and at embalming and cremating,too. Even as she makes the decision, things start to change. Donna makes friends with the charismatic new student, Liz. She notices the boy, Charlie, at her table and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her, too. And she begins to forgive the rest of her family for living their lives while she's been busy moping.

It just looks good!
Will be published on May 26, 2011.


  1. Ooooh this is one of the books I am most looking forward to this year it sounds soooo good. Great pick.

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this. It sounds really interesting and different!

  3. You're the second person I've seen waiting on this one.

  4. I saw this on netgalley but wasn't sure what I thought of it. If I ever make my way through all the other netgalleys I have to read I'll probs give it a shot.

  5. I seen another person waiting for this one, too! I'm not sure what to make of it. Dead people just aren't my subject. But the cover is so light and flowery! Very interesting.

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  6. I must admit that I am also very curious about this book as well. Looks interesting but just unsure.

    Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

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  7. Putting Makeup on Dead People sounds really interesting! And I love the cover :)