Thursday, February 5, 2015

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - Golden State; Stephanie Kegan

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  What do you think?

Golden State; Stephanie Kegan
Simon & Schuster - February 2015

A haunting literary drama, with a ripped-from-the headlines urgency reminiscent of Defending Jacob and Sue Miller’s While I Was Gone, Golden State asks hard questions about the limits of loyalty and the bounds of family ties.

Growing up in the 1960s in one of California’s most prominent political families, Natalie Askedahl worshiped her big brother, Bobby, a sensitive math prodigy who served as her protector and confidante. But after Bobby left home at sixteen on a Princeton scholarship, something changed between them. Now that Natalie is happily married, with a career and two young daughters, her only real regret is losing Bobby.


 Then, a bomb explodes in the middle of her seemingly ideal life. Her oldest daughter is on the Stanford campus when one person is killed and another maimed. Other bombings follow across California. Frightened for her family, Natalie grows obsessed with the case until she makes an unthinkable discovery: the bomber’s manifesto reads alarmingly like the last letter she has from Bobby.

Unsure of whom to sacrifice and whom to protect, Natalie is confronted with a terrible choice that will send her down a rabbit hole of confusion, lies, and betrayals. As her life splits irrevocably into before and after, she begins to learn that some of the most dangerous things in the world are the stories we tell ourselves.

13 comments:

  1. I actually had an advance copy of this one in e-book form. Read it last year. Interesting. I'll be curious to read what others have thought about it. I found it raised some questions about family responsibility and the penal system.

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    1. I'll be anxious to read this. Have you posted a review Kay?

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    2. No, since I read it last year and didn't start back to blogging until 2015, I won't be doing that. I did get back with the publisher and gave my thoughts. Hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I'm almost halfway through this one now and am really enjoying it!

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  3. I just started this book and it grabbed me from the first chapter.

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  4. I missed any early talk about this book and now I'm very curious!!

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  5. I like the sounds of that one.

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    1. Yes, it sounds good and is compared to Defending Jacob, a book which was excellent.

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