SERENDIPITOUS WEDNESDAY: WAITING FOR “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”

Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday event, hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

Every week, we gather around the blogosphere and search out the upcoming book releases, sharing our thoughts and blurbs.  Today, I am eager to feature another book from a favorite author.  I love spotlighting eagerly anticipated books!

Today’s feature is Somewhere Out There, by Amy Hatvany, but we have a bit of a wait until the March 8, 2016 release date.  Ooh, the anticipation!

 

 

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Blurb:  What happens when two sisters who were torn apart when their young mother abandoned them—and grew up in tragically different circumstances—reunite thirty-five years later to find her? For readers who love Jodi Picoult, acclaimed author Amy Hatvany fearlessly explores complex family issues in her gripping, provocative new novel.

Natalie Clark knew never to ask her sensitive adoptive mother questions about her past. She doesn’t even know her birth mother’s name—only that the young woman signed parental rights over to the state when Natalie was a baby. Now Natalie’s own daughter must complete a family tree project for school, and Natalie is determined to unearth the truth about her roots.

Brooke Walker doesn’t have a family. At least, that’s what she tells herself after being separated from her mother and her little sister at age four. Having grown up in a state facility and countless foster homes, Brooke survives the only way she knows how, by relying on herself. So when she discovers she’s pregnant, Brooke faces a heart-wrenching decision: give up her baby or raise the child completely on her own. Scared and confused, she feels lost until a surprise encounter gives her hope for the future.

How do our early experiences—the subtle and the traumatic—define us as adults? How do we build relationships when we’ve been deprived of real connection? Critically acclaimed author Amy Hatvany considers controversial and complicated questions about childhood through the lens of her finely crafted characters in this astute novel about mending wounds by diving into the truth of what first tore us apart.

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I have loved every book I’ve read by this author, so this newest one is bound to be a treat for me.  What do you think?  What are you sharing?

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SERENDIPITOUS WEDNESDAYS — WAITING ON “THE GLASS BUTTERFLY” — AUGUST 15

Welcome to a Serendipitous Wednesday in which we discover upcoming releases we’re excited about.  Hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, hop on over and see what’s coming.

My pick today is an exciting book due out 8/28/12, called The Glass Butterfly, by Louise Marley.

 

The only way therapist Victoria Lake can think to protect her estranged son, Jack, from a case turned deadly is to make a complete break from the past. As painful as it is, it’s safer for him if he – and her enemies – think she’s dead. Jack never wanted to believe in his mother’s psychic abilities. Yet he can’t deny his own conviction that she’s alive, despite the meticulous police investigation and the somber funeral. To survive, Victoria knows she has to reinvent herself completely. She can’t even listen to her beloved Puccini. But without the music in her ears, eerie dreams invade her sleep. Lush with the sounds and sights of 19th-century Tuscany, they’re also loaded with a present-day warning she can’t afford to ignore…

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I am so glad I don’t have long to wait for this one!  What are you waiting for?  Come on by and share….