Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (16)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted every week by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Title: Putting Makeup on Dead People
Author: Jen Violi
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 336 (Hardcover)

From Goodreads:

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. 

Jennifer Violi's gentle, moving story of a girl who finds a life in the midst of death will appeal to any reader who's felt stuck and found inspiration in an unexpected place.

I'm not sure what it is, but this book just sounds really interesting. And the cover is gorgeous.


  1. This book sounds so great. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  2. This is definitely one of the books I am most looking forward to this year. Great pick.

  3. Ooh, I love the cover! This looks interesting :) New follower, btw!

  4. Hiya! Nice choice for your WoW. This is my first week doing this and if you'd like to see my choice, hop on over to my blog...

    I just started following your blog too and it would be super awesome if you took the time to stop by mine and do the same! Thanks! (^_^)

  5. This one was a WoW pick for me a while ago - it's nice to see one with a protagonist going to university, and her career choice is so different from everything else!

  6. looks good. The cover is really pretty.