Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. Here is one that I've been curious about:


The Coffins of Little Hope; Timothy Schaffert
(April-2011 - Unbridled Books)

Timothy Schaffert has created his most memorable character yet in Essie, an octogenarian obituary writer for her family's small town newspaper. When a young country girl is reported to be missing, perhaps whisked away by an itinerant aerial photographer, Essie stumbles onto the story of her life. Or, it all could be simply a hoax, or a delusion, the child and child-thief invented from the desperate imagination of a lonely, lovelorn woman. Either way, the story of the girl reaches far and wide, igniting controversy, attracting curiosity-seekers and cult worshippers from all over the country to this dying rural town. And then it is revealed that the long awaited final book of an infamous series of ya Gothic novels is being secretly printed on the newspaper's presses. The Coffins of Little Hope tells a feisty, energetic story of characters caught in the intricately woven webs of myth, legend and deception even as Schaffert explores with his typical exquisite care and sharp eye the fragility of childhood, the strength of family, the powerful rumor mills of rural America, and the sometimes dramatic effects of pop culture on the way we shape our world.

22 comments:

  1. This sounds like an intriguing read, the synopsis doesn't really give much away, even though it says a lot!

    Have you read any more of of the author's work? If not, check out some of the other titles of his books, they are just as intriguing!

    Yvonne

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  2. Sounds like an awesome read. I am going to request this on NetGalley.

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  3. That sounds so good, but Unbridled Books almost always are.

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  4. I am intrigued! I've never heard of the author, but the cover and the summary sound so interesting. I'm adding it to the wish list!

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  5. Oh, now I'm curious, too! Great pick...

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  6. Oh my! This does sound really good! I am going to have to add this one to my list!

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  7. Ok, I'm intrigued...another one for my list.

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  8. Wow the story looks amazing. Definitely need to mark this down.

    Here's my pick.

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  9. Very intriguing. I like the sound of it. Gothic novels secretly being printed and invented missing girls.

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  10. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_19.html

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  11. I love the dragonfly on the cover! It sounds like a book worth waiting for.

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  12. Sounds interesting haven't heard of this book or author before. Hope you get to enjoy it.

    My WOW

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  13. I like the synopsis of this one...I'm interested!!

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  14. I haven't read anything by this author. Thanks for the info.'
    Ann

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  15. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really interesting.

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  16. Sounds interesting, I hate having to wait though :).
    I am currently enjoying "The Children's Book" by A.S.Byatt. It is highly detailed and enjoyable.
    Kat

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  17. This sounds really great. I love this premise!

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  18. This sounds very interesting- adding to the list right now!

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  19. I love books with older characters. I didn't expect that the synopsis would make me want to read it, so I was pleasantly surprised - it sounds fun!

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  20. An 80 year old obituary writer! You've got my interest, definitely, plus a small town mystery! Wonderful!

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  21. What an interesting premise. My reading list just got longer!

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  22. This one sounds very intriguing to me as well!

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