Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Ice Princess

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

(June 15, 2010 - Pegasus)

(amazon)....Starred Review. 

At the start of Läckberg's haunting U.S. debut, the first of her seven novels set in the Swedish coastal town of Fjällbacka, biographer Erica Falck returns home to sort through her deceased parents' belongings and work on her next book. But this is not the same hometown she grew up in. Summer tourists are turning the former fishing village into a thriving resort, and Erica's controlling brother-in-law is pressuring her to cash in by selling the family home. The apparent suicide of childhood friend Alexandra Wijkner contributes to Erica's grief. Once inseparable, they drifted apart before Alex's family abruptly moved away, and Erica feels compelled to write a novel about why the beautiful Alex would kill herself. Läckberg skillfully details how horrific secrets are never completely buried and how silence can kill the soul. A parallel between the town's downward spiral and the fate of one of Fjällbacka's wealthiest families adds texture.

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fascinating read and it's translated from Swedish which adds that little extra. I will be on the lookout for this book.

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  2. This does sound interesting!

    Here's my WoW for this week. :)

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  3. Interesting and the setting makes me intrigued even more. Love the cover too.

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  4. Oh, I think I would love this one! From the Swedish village aspect (my maternal grandparents grew up in Sweden) to the aftermath of tragic events...haunting.

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

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  5. This is the first I've heard of it. I'll be watching for reviews!

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  6. I lurve that cover and I'm adding it on my TBR LIST :D

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  7. I do love a book set in Sweden. Definitely going on my list. Love the cover.

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  8. I think I heard of this one. Anyway, sounds really engaging.

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  9. Sounds heartbreaking!

    Here's my pick this week:

    http://sobookish.blogspot.com/2010/05/waiting-on-wednesday-driftwood-lane-by.html

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  10. Ooh this sounds really intriguing, and the cover is beautiful! Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. I haven't heard of this one...but now I'm intrigued!

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  12. I haven't read any books translated from Swedish, so this sounds interesting. The synopsis you provided also intrigues me. I will have to keep my eyes open for this book!

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  13. Swedish authors seem to be making it big in the U.S. now and this one certainly sounds exciting.

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  14. I've been watching this one too, Diane. I love the cover. Scandinavian translations are just so fascinating to me.

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  15. This sounds really intriguing, and it's the first I've heard of it.

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  16. This sounds really interesting, and I love the cover!

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  17. Love the cover! Sounds great - will be looking forward to it coming out!
    My WOW is here
    and my W...W...W... is here
    Happy Reading!

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  18. I have yet to read a book set in Sweden. This may have to go on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Ooooo...that sounds interesting. It's going on the (massive) list of books I want.

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  20. I agree with many of the others: this sounds like a good one! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Diane.

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  21. so now I am waiting on this to. I love the cover and it sounds haunting. now it's waiting in my amazon cart for release

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  22. This looks wonderful.
    There is a challenge going on for the Nordic countries which it would be perfect for.

    Here is the link:
    http://theblacksheepdances.blogspot.com/2010/04/updated-scandinavian-challenge-post-28.html

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