Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Game of Secrets; Dawn Tripp


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's my pick for this week:




Game of Secrets; Dawn Tripp
July 5, 2011 - Random House

(Amazon Website)

"Game of Secrets is at once a beautiful, old-fashioned love story and a heart-stopping literary thriller, full to the brim with the most compelling characters you’ll meet this side of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.  At the center of this gorgeously-written novel is Marne, just back from California to the remote corner of coastal New England where she was raised, and not at all ready to fall in love.  Until, that is, she does, with the son of the woman whose illicit romance with Marne’s bootlegging grandfather triggered a long-time family feud..... Game of Secrets is Dawn Tripp’s best novel to date, reminiscent of the fiction of Richard Russo and William Faulkner in the way it brings to life an entire community.  I came away from Game of Secrets amazed, delighted, and utterly persuaded that yes, you certainly can go home again, but you’d better do it with your eyes and heart open.  Earthy, funny, moving, and constantly surprising, Game of Secrets will take you to a whole new universe, one where all you can be truly sure of is the everlasting power of love.  It’s a masterwork." --Howard Frank Mosher, author of Walking to Gatlinburg

19 comments:

  1. Wow. You are so imbedded in the book world that you know which books are coming out soon. I'm always surprised to see the latest Maeve Binchy on the shelf. I never know when I should be anticipating anything, except the Harry Potter books or movies.

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  2. This book sounds interesting, Diane. It's by an author I'm not familiar with. I'll keep it in mind.

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  3. Sounds like a good summer read! Just added it to my TBR pile!

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  4. Game of Secrets sounds like a powerful book. Thanks for featuring this book!

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  5. I like the illicit love aspect of this novel and will have to keep an eye out for it when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This one does sound fabulous...I love anything about secrets, especially when there's a hint of scandal...

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  7. Wow! I hadn't heard of this title but I am definitely adding it to my list. Great pick!

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  8. This one's new to me...thanks!

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  9. A love story and a thriller sound like an interesting combination.

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  10. what a great discovery! I'm going to add this to the 'can't wait to read post I'm writing'

    Thanks for blogging about this one.

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  11. Great pick - this one does sound really good!

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  12. I'm loving the sound of this one!!

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  13. You know just reading the title without reading the synopsis or seeing the cover made me think that this would be a thriller. But you got me with Charles Dickens and Jane Austen.

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  14. Looks good. Happy reading!

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  15. I hope that when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for. Happy Reading.

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  16. This book sounds captivating! I'm not familiar with this author but I'm going to look her up and keep an eye out for this book. Thank you for posting about it, Diane!

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  17. Oh, YES! It's going on the list!

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