Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls; Anton DiSclafani


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pick is one that I'm hoping to get a sneak peek at.


Anton Disclafani - Riverhead - June 4, 2013

(Description)

A lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girls-school rituals, set in the 1930s South. — It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girls friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their family's citrus farm, a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country.

Weaving provocatively between home and school, the narrative powerfully unfurls the true story behind Thea's expulsion from her family, but it isn't long before the mystery of her past is rivaled by the question of how it will shape her future. Part scandalous love story, part heartbreaking family drama, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is an immersive, transporting page-turner; a vivid, propulsive novel about sex, love, family, money, class, home, and horses, all set against the ominous threat of the Depression, and the major debut of an important new writer.

13 comments:

  1. Okay...you had me at family secrets...but then it got better and better! Definitely want to know more about this one....Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You beat me to this one! It's on my list, too...sounds great!

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  3. Family secrets sounds like fun!

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  4. Ooh, this one does sound really good! I would love to read it, and will be waiting for it to come out as well!

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  5. I can't wait for this one either! Strange title but sounds fantastic. Great pick!
    My WoW Pick!

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  6. Already in my upcoming pile for April.

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  7. Very intriguing title ... how the heck do you pronounce it???
    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier.

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  8. Diane, you always pick out such interesting books to "wait" for! This sounds like a very engaging book about the 1930s.

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  9. This sounds like an intriguing story.
    Ann

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  10. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds great. I like any books to do with boarding schools.

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  11. You really do pick the most interesting books....sounds good!

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