Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - We the Animals; Justin Torres

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.....

August 30, 2011 - Houghton, Mifflin Harcourt

An exquisite, blistering debut novel Three brothers tear their way through childhood? smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn?he?s Puerto Rican, she?s white?and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this beautiful novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful. Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures.

20 comments:

  1. This book sounds really good. you kan see my wow here http://ratherbarefoot.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html<a

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  2. This book sounds like it would be a very emotional read. I haven't seen it before, good choice.

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  3. This does seem like a different kind of family-focused novel. Sounds pretty complex and emotional. Enjoy!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting take on life in general!

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  5. Ooh, this one sounds good! It was in the Amazon Vine newsletter, and I'm thinking I should have grabbed it.

    I love that "viscerally charged landscape" of growing up.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. I love the cover! Looks like a great book

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  7. I have heard a little about this book, and think it sounds really intriguing. I like the fact that it is so raw. Thanks for sharing this one today!

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  8. I am so excited about the book! I love the cover and the premise. Can't wait to read it!

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  9. I just read about this one on another blog and then came here. Sounds like a winner, Diane. :-)

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  10. Oh, wow -- new to me book and author but this sounds good! I love the cover, too!

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  11. I got this at BEA and can't wait to read it!

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  12. I am soooo looking forward to this one!

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  13. This sounds like a really good one.

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  14. New one to me....good pick!

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  15. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  16. This does sound like a really great book!

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  17. You find some of the most interesting books Diane! This sounds good.

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  18. i can't wait to read this book too!

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  19. The buzz for this book is so good that I pre-ordered it. And I'm *really* trying not to buy books...

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