Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Be Safe I Love You, Cara Hoffman

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  I recently got this eGalley and thought it sounded good. What do you think?

Simon & Schuster - April 2014

A female soldier returns from Iraq carrying hidden scars of war in this exquisite, unflinching new novel from the author of So Much Pretty.

Cara Hoffman, whose first novel was called “powerful” by The New Yorker and “fearless” by The New York Times Book Review, delivers an impassioned story about the effects of war on women—as soldiers and caregivers, both at home and on the front lines.

Lauren Clay has just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq in time to spend Christmas with her family. As she reconnects with her old friends, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong with Lauren. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores the warning signs—her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an Army psychologist. Things seem better when Lauren offers to take her younger brother Danny on a trip to visit their mother upstate. Instead, she guides Danny into the glacial woods of Canada on a quest to visit the Jeanne d’Arc basin, the site of an oil field that has become her strange obsession. As they set up camp in an abandoned hunting village, Lauren believes she’s teaching Danny survival skills for the day when she’s no longer able to take care of him. But where does she think she’s going, and what happened to her in Iraq that set her on this path?

With all the boldness and intelligence she brought to So Much Pretty, Cara Hoffman ignites the dark truth about war and homecoming in this literary page-turner that is sure to linger long after its surprising secrets are revealed.


  1. You know what I think! ;) Great pick!

  2. I'm glad to see there's a book like this coming out.

  3. Oh, I love the sound of this one! Books about emotional issues tend to grab me...they are my obsession!


  4. Wow! This sounds intense. I don't think it's for me right now, but thanks for the post.

  5. This sounds terrific. I'd really like to read it -- must add to my TBR list!

    My WoW

  6. This book sounds great. Really powerful and intense but so worth reading. Thank you, Diane

  7. Sounds really powerful! Great choice, Diane!

  8. Great pick, I read Home Front last month or so and it was about a woman dealing with coming home from Afghanistan.
    Hope you enjoy your books this week!

  9. I'm not picturing a good outcome. Glad you enjoyed it.


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