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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #150


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.


Grief Cottage

Summary: 

The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin.

After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation.

The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda.

Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 288 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: June 6th 2017 by Bloomsbury USA

Why I'm Waiting:

Haunting ghost story set in a desolate cottage? Sign me up. Love how this one sounds and the cover.

The Right Side: A Novel

Summary:

In this riveting new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it.

Shattered by one last blow—the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci—LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington State that Marci has called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog—a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one’s idea of a pet—seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci’s daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.

Enthralling, suspenseful, and psychologically nuanced, The Right Side introduces one of the most unforgettable protagonists in modern fiction: isolated, broken, disillusioned—yet still seeking redemption and purpose—LeAnne takes hold of the reader and never lets go.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: June 27th 2017 by Atria Books

Why I'm Waiting:

A thriller about a female war vet and her pet dog? Hells yes. June is shaping up to be a great month for books. 

10 comments:

  1. Haunting ghost story?! YES PLEASE! Wonderful pick! I hope you enjoy it when you read it!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. Both your WoWs are good, but I have to admit the Grief Cottage draws me more. Hope you enjoy your choices! My WoW

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  3. Grief Cottage looks very intriguing. I hope you get to read it soon.


    My WoW post.

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  4. Ooh nice! Totally new to me ones here! Hope you thoroughly enjoy both of these!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Grief Cottage sounds so good and I just fell in love with the cover! The Right Side sounds amazing as well. I'd love to read it!

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  6. I featured The Right Side a few weeks ago and now you've gone and interested me in Grief Cottage. I agree, both sound great!

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  7. The Grief Cottage looks amazing! I love a ghost story and this just sounds complex.

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  8. Wow! Both of these books sound fantastic! I hope you enjoy these books!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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