Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@harperteen @RebeccaPodos]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It's the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed by a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as troubled waters.

When Imogene is seventeen, her father, now a famous author of medical mysteries, strikes out in the middle of the night and doesn't come back. Neither Imogene's stepmother nor the police know where he could've gone, but Imogene is convinced he's looking for her mother. She decides to put to use the skills she's gleaned from a lifetime of her father's books to track down a woman she's never known, in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she's carried with her for her entire life.

Rebecca Podos' debut is a powerful, affecting story of the pieces of ourselves that remain mysteries even to us - the desperate search through empty spaces for something to hold on to.

published January 26th by Balzer & Bray

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There are so many elements of that book description I love: Imogene only knowing her mother as a bedtime story, her father a forensic pathologist turned medical mystery writer, the middle of the night disappearance of her father, Imogene's plan to find him and those last few word, 'the desperate search through empty spaces for something to hold on to.'

Put all of that together into one book and I am absolutely looking forward to reading about Imogene, the stories of her mother, her father's disappearance and what she uncovers.

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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