Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Safe from the Neighbors


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Safe from the Neighbors
By Steve Yarbrough
Publication Date: January 26

From Amazon:

"Luke May teaches local history--his lifelong obsession--at his old high school in Loring, Mississippi. Having been mentored by his hometown newspaper's publisher, a survivor of the civil rights turmoil, he now passes these stories along to students far too young to have experienced them.

But when a long-lost friend suddenly returns to Loring, where years ago her family had been consumed by an act of spectacular violence, Luke begins to realize that his connection with her runs deeper, both personally and politically, than he ever imagined. Just children in 1962, they had no sense of what was happening when James Meredith's enrollment at Ole Miss provoked a bloody new battle in the old civil war, much less its impact on their fathers' ambiguous friendship.

Once his daughters leave for Ole Miss, Luke's investigation of this decades-old trauma spills over into his own life. With his parents unwilling, or unable, to help him unlock secrets whose existence he had never suspected, this amateur historian is soon entirely consumed by an obscure past he can neither explain nor control--a gripping reminder that the past isn't dead, or even past."

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

Want to participate? Grab the logo, post your own WoW entry on your blog, and leave a link in the comments section!

38 comments:

Mary said...

That sounds like a good book! Here's my WOW.

Alexa said...

Sounds interesting! Mine is here

reviewsbylola said...

Looks good!

http://reviewsbylola.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/waiting-on-wednesday/

Nina said...

Great one!

Here's mine:
http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

brizmus said...

This looks good, but the cover is so boring!
Here's mine:
http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/wating-on-wednesday-3.html

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Another one set in MS...sounds interesting :)

Here's mine.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

Sounds interesting!
Here's mine.

Ophelia99 said...
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Ophelia99 said...

Neat book! Here's Mine!

bermudaonion said...

The cover of that one really grabs my attention.

thekams said...

Oh, sounds intriguing! Here's my WoW.

Kristi said...

This sounds like a really good book! I will have to highlight this one!

Here is my WoW.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Sounds like an absorbing read. Love the cover, too.

Here's mine!

Crystal said...

That sounds really interesting. I'll have to put it on my list. Mine is here.

busy91 said...

Sounds very exciting. Hope you enjoy it.

Mine is here

PolishOutlander said...

Hmmm sounds very intriguing.
Here is my pick

Wendy said...

Sounds interesting! Here's mine

Book Dragon said...

sounds life-like and a bit scary!

here's my WoW

Sab H. said...

I've seen that around! Sounds good!

Mine's here

Lizzy said...

Interesting choice this week. Here's mine:

http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-october-14.html

Missy said...

This sounds good! I'm adding it to my wish list.

Here's my pick:

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

Pixie said...

That sounds like a good book. The the cover is kinda blah. My Wow is here.

Debbie's World of Books said...

My post is up at Debbie's World of Books

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds fabulous! I love Steve Yarbrough's work.

My Waiting on Wednesday is here:

http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

Jenna said...

That sounds really really good!

Here's mine.

Sara said...

Interesting cover...

Here is mine:
http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

Mishel said...

Definitely different. I like the sound of your choice!!

Here's mine!
http://creativitygone.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-311-waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

Kath said...

Sounds interesting.

Here's Mine:

http://bookwormnation.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday_14.html

Sara M said...

Here's mine: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
http://urbanfantasyreader.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

purplg8r said...

Here is my WoW

deltay said...

Awesome pick, here's mine:
http://lucidconspiracy.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-6-contest-news.html

choco said...

Looks good! Here's mine:

http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Renee said...

Here's my Wow!
http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-raven-saint.html

xoxo~ Renee

Kimberly said...

Wonderful!

Here's mine:

http://gladeslibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Kate said...

This sounds amazing! Great pick =)

choco said...

Looks good :D

Here's mine: http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/2009/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Book Dragon said...

I think I add this one to my wish list

here's my WoW

ItsGoodToBeBiscuit said...

That looks good! I can't wait for this one to come out:
http://abiisbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-want-to-read-this.html