Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Longest Night

"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:



The Longest Night
By Andria Williams

Publication Date: January 19

From Amazon:

In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity.
Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them.

Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point.
 

Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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

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13 comments:

Kimberly Griffin said...

That sounds like a great book! I hope you enjoy it!

Beth Jones said...

What a great choice! Happy Reading.

Verushka Byrow said...

This sounds very intense... can i hope for a happy ending?? :)

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Oh goodness... based on a true story? Wow!

Tina's Blog said...

No surprise that this one is on my list - and I think it is in my queue for a future WoW post!

Lisa Mandina said...

Sounds like an interesting historical fiction. Thanks for sharing!

Juli Witte said...

Ooh I can totally see how this one would draw you in! Something as nuclear power is still a difficult topic but imagine when it was just new and it was a real danger! I might have to add this one as well ;) Thanks for sharing and hosting!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Kate @ Ex Libris said...

What an interesting plot line! I love books that are based on actual events.

Library Luv said...

I like the sound of this story! I'll have to check it out ^_^

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

The Longest Night sounds like a very good book!

Kay said...

I love the sound of this book. And the vintage cover. I remember my mother wearing shoes like that.

Bogdana said...

Sounds like a great book!

Genea Sharpe said...

Sounds interesting. Enjoy!