Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (26)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I found this one in my Shelf Awareness newsletter yesterday and it sounds like such a great read, I can't wait until it comes out in July!

A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary
Release Date:  July 24, 2012

How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself?

For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied and her adolescent daughter is spinning out of control, she moves them to remote Sounder Island in the San Juans to live off the grid for a year. Susannah hopes to save her children from the risks they’ve encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. But the move threatens her marriage to the man she’s loved since childhood, and her very sense of self.

For Betty Pavalak, who first moved to Sounder to save her own troubled marriage, the island has been a haven for more than fifty years. But Betty also knows the guilt of living with choices she made long ago and actions that cannot be undone.The unlikely friendship between Susannah and Betty ignites a journey of self-discovery for both women that brings them both home to what they love most. A SIMPLE THING moves beyond friendship, children, and marriages to look deeply into what it means to love and forgive—yourself.

Doesn't that sound really great?  What are you waiting on this week?  What's something from BEA you are dying for?


Michelle Chew said...

I like the first few lines of the summary. It invokes so many thoughts and feelings. This have a potential to be a good read. Great pick!

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Book Sake said...

Sounds like this could be a really moving read, great pick!

Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

This sounds like a really deep and moving book! Great pick - I'll definitely have to check it out!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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FABR Steph said...

I love touching reads like this. Thanks you for sharing it. My WOW...

RAnn said...

I got A Simple Thing on Edelwiess and it was good. I highly recommend it.

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