Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday--Debut Novel from Anton DiSclafani

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about a forthcoming book that is on my radar screen with other readers.
This week's anticipated book:
 The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls: A Novel
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls 
by Anton Disclafani
Publication Date:  June 4, 2013
Publisher:  Penguin Group (USA)

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A lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girls’-school rituals, set in the 1930s South.

It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with its complex social strata ordered by money, beauty, and girls’ friendships, the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a far remove from the free-roaming, dreamlike childhood Thea shared with her twin brother on their family’s citrus farm—a world now partially shattered. As Thea grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year that led her here, she finds herself enmeshed in a new order, one that will change her sense of what is possible for herself, her family, her country.

Weaving provocatively between home and school, the narrative powerfully unfurls the true story behind Thea’s expulsion from her family, but it isn't long before the mystery of her past is rivaled by the question of how it will shape her future. Part scandalous love story, part heartbreaking family drama, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is an immersive, transporting page-turner—a vivid, propulsive novel about sex, love, family, money, class, home, and horses, all set against the ominous threat of the Depression—and the major debut of an important new writer.

My thoughts:  I received an advanced reader copy of this novel that I will be breaking the spine of soon. Then, in early May I will participate in a live chat with the author hosted by First Flights, the Penguin Debut Author Program.

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  1. This has many elements I's historical, family secrets, and boarding schools. I cannot wait for the interview and your thoughts. .great pick

  2. Oh, it does sound good...hope you love it! Here's MY WOW POST

  3. This one is on my TBR too! Such a strange title but the summary sounds wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on this one... hope you enjoy it!
    My WoW Pick!

  4. How fun that you'll get to chat with the author! This looks like a great read.

  5. 1930 is an interesting time - I wonder why Thea got exiled to the boarding school. Thanks for sharing :)