Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Good Graces; Lesley Kagen

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.....
Sept-2011 - Dutton
Lesley Kagen returns with the sequel to her national bestselling debut, Whistling in the Dark.
Whistling in the Dark captivated readers with the story of ten-year-old Sally O'Malley and her sister, Troo, during Milwaukee's summer of 1959. The novel became a New York Times bestseller and was named a Midwest Honor Award winner.

In Good Graces, it's one year later, and a heat wave has everyone in the close-knit Milwaukee neighborhood on edge. None more so than Sally O'Malley, who remains deeply traumatized by the sudden death of her daddy and her near escape from a murderer and molester the previous summer. Although outwardly she and her sister, Troo, are more secure, Sally's confidence in her own judgment and much of her faith have been whittled away. When a series of disquieting events unfold in the neighborhood-a string of home burglaries, the escape from reform school of a nemesis, and the mysterious disappearance of an orphan, crimes that may involve the increasingly rebellious Troo-Sally is called upon to rise above her inner demons. She made a deathbed promise to her daddy to keep Troo safe, a promise she can't break, even if her life depends on it. But when events reach a crisis point, will Sally have the courage and discernment to make the right choices? Or will her false assumptions lead her and those she loves into danger once again?

Lesley Kagen's gift for imbuing her child narrators with compelling authenticity shines as never before in Good Graces, a novel told with sensitivity, wit, and warmth.

14 comments:

  1. That doesn't sound too bad at all!

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  2. I love the cover on this one. Whistling in the Dark is still on my TBR pile, so I better better get at it.

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  3. Sounds like a good one! enjoy it when it releases. Have a good week, Diane, and happy reading.

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  4. I think I have a copy of WHISTLING IN THE DARK. Need to read it because this one looks very good.

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  5. I really enjoyed Whistling in the Dark. I knew about the author's new book, but not that it was the sequel to Whistling in the Dark. Thanks for the info!

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  6. Sounds like a winner to me! I wonder if I should be looking for Whistling in the Dark now.

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  7. Wow, these both sounds awesome...I'll have to check them out.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  8. This does sound good, so I am going to have to keep my eyes open for it. Thanks for the great spotlight!

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  9. I keep meaning to read this author and even have one of her books on my shelf. This book sounds great although I'd have to start with the first one. Great pick!

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  10. Sounds great!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW
    http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday_08.html

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  11. Wow! I haven't heard of these titles previously, but they sound riveting!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    This Week’s Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Rules

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  12. I hope you will enjoy this book, Diane!

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  13. Sounds like I need to read both of these!!

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  14. This sounds like one to look forward to reading. I'd love to read the first one too!

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