Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - All the Birds, Singing; Evie Wyld

Is there a book that you recently read about, that hasn't been published yet, but that you are anxious to read? Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


 
April-2014 - Pantheon

***Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Award for Best Novel***

From one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.


Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake's past—hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption.

13 comments:

  1. Yesssss. I listed this as one of the books I'm looking forward to in 2014! It sounds perfectly dark and that cover is to die for.

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  2. Sounds like a book I'd love to read!

    Harvee

    Book Dilettante

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  3. Welcome back! :) Putting this one on my list...nice pick!

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  4. Nice pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

    My WoW

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  5. Wow! Yes, definitely going on my list, too. Love the setting and the premise. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy!

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  6. Very intriguing! Pinning on my books to read list! Love the cover!

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  7. What a cool cover this book has. Sounds worth checking out!

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  8. The cover is wonderful and the book sounds very worthwhile!

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  9. Looks like a keen read and I too love the book cover.

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  10. This sounds good - and not just because it has the word 'bird' in the title, although that usually does grab my interest!

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  11. This book sounds so good but I don't think the cover does it justice. I wouldn't pick this one up in a store based on the cover and yet the storyline is very appealing.

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  12. Oooh, I haven't heard of this one before, and the Costa winners are generally pretty darned good! Great pick!

    -Jess

    My WoW

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