Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Waiting of Wednesday: A Disobedient Girl

Hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

A Disobedient Girl: A Novel

AUTHOR: Ru Freeman

Pub. Date: July 21, 2009

About the Book (Ru Freeman's website)

“She loved fine things and had no doubt that she deserved them…”

As dawn breaks over a Southern coastal town in Sri Lanka, Biso, a desperate young mother, flees from her murderous husband, taking her children with her to find refuge and a better life in the hill country. In an upper-class home in the capital city of Colombo, Latha, a five year old, is brought in as a companion and lifelong servant to a girl her own age though, in her heart, Latha knows she was born for finer things, like the rose-smelling Lux soap she steals, the glasses of fresh lime juice that she helps herself to and the brand new shoes she begs for.

As Biso and Latha journey toward their separate fates, struggling to hold on to their independence, each will make a choice to betray the people they love, changing the course of their lives forever.

A Disobedient Girl is a compelling map of womanhood, its desires and loyalties, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent, Sri Lanka.

What is your W.O.W. pick for this week?


  1. Sounds good and I love the cover.

  2. I haven't heard of this one! It sounds good and that cover is intriguing. Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is great and I'm adding it to my google reader.

  3. This sounds like a good read. I like the cover too.

  4. I am going to be looking out for this one, it sounds like a great book! Thanks for posting this!

  5. This one sounds really good!

  6. I haven't heard of this one...thanks for the heads up. Going on my TBR list!

  7. This sounds good and the cover is beautiful!

  8. Have you noticed the latest cover design this year/last year appears to be the backs of women? There are so many books that use this type of picture. Book cover designers need to come up with a new theme.


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