Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

  
Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further adieu, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . . 

 Sea Prayer 
Release Date:  September 18, 2018
Publisher:  Riverhead Books


From Goodreads:   The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world.

A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis,
Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.




My thoughts:  There couldn't be a more timely book than this to call attention to the plight of refugees fleeing war-torn countries.  And who better to raise his voice--and raise relief funds through the sale of this book--than beloved author Khaled Hosseini.




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5 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard about this book, but I agree - what a timely and important book! I'll definitely be watching for it. I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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  2. This sounds like a good book. I will have to add it to my TBR list! Good pick!

    Mary my CWW!

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  3. Just the author's name has me wanting to read this one! I have only read one of his books though--can you believe it? I own most of his others and need to read them as well. I loved The Kite Runner. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention, Catherine!

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