Wednesday, October 24, 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 ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . .  

Sugar Run 
Release Date:  January 8, 2019
Publisher:  Algonquin Books

From Goodreads:  On the far side the view was nothing but ridgelines, the craggy silhouettes rising up against the night sky like the body of some dormant god. Jodi felt her breath go tight in her chest. This road went only one way, it seemed, in under the mountains until you were circled.

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She’s released eighteen years later and finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change? Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia,
Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a run for another life.
My thoughts:  I am drawn to stories about people trying to start over or who have the odds stacked against them, which is why this novel caught my attention.
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  1. Oooh! This book sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  2. I'd definitely carry on reading this, too. I like the 'starting over' theme. This reminds me of another one I've read last year, but I cannot think which one it is. I'm intrigued!

  3. I hadn't heard of this one. Sounds like a good story.

  4. I love the starting over theme, it sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy this one.

    Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf

  5. Great choice and I hope you love it!

  6. Sounds similar in a way to the Slingblade movie. Hope you get it soon!
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  7. Wow, this story seems like it has a lot of heart, great choice!

  8. I like stories about people starting over as well. This one sounds like it will be good, Catherine.