Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

(hosing info on schedule page)
This week's picks are:

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident--including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she's kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
on Goodreads ~ April 24 from Walker Childrens'

Aside from having an amazing title, Breaking Beautiful sounds like it could be a really powerful book - and its by a debut author, too. I am really excited for the release of this one and a chance to read it.

Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
Evvy Hoffmeister is thirteen years old when her family brings her to Loon Lake Sanatorium to get cured of tuberculosis (TB). Evvy is frightened by her new surroundings; the rules to abide are harsh and the nurses equally rigid. But Evvy soon falls into step with the other girls in her ward. There’s Sarah, quiet but thoughtful; Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour; and Dina, whose harshness conceals a deep strength. Together, the girls brave the difficult daily routines. Set in 1940 at a time of political unrest throughout the U.S. and Europe, this thought-provoking novel sheds light on a much-feared worldwide illness. Hundreds of thousands of people died each year of TB, and many ill children were sent away to sanatoriums to hopefully recover.

This is a masterful novel—both eloquent and moving—that gives voice to those who fought hard to overcome the illness.

on Goodreads ~ June 5 from Henry Holt and Company

I do enjoy historical fiction and this is set in a period I haven't read much about - and about a subject I definitely haven't read much about. Plus, I really, really adore that cover!

What book are you waiting on?

Perhaps you're excited Pure is releasing today? If you are, stick around . . . coming up I have a giveaway and a mini-interview with author Julianna Baggott!

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