Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Burning Down the House

"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:

Burning Down the House
By Jane Mendelsohn

Publication Date: March 15

From Amazon:

"It begins with a child . . ." So opens Jane Mendelsohn's powerful new novel. Or really with two children, two girls. One, from the Caucasus, sold into the sex trade; the other, the adopted daughter--his beloved sister's orphaned child--of Steve, patriarch of the Zane family. In cinematic, dazzlingly described scenes--from lavish weddings to the transglobal underworld; from London, Rome and New York to Laos and Istanbul--we meet all the Zanes, their staff, and their friends. In precise yet lush prose, Mendelsohn captures the emotional worlds of these characters with visceral immediacy, and transforms their private stories into a larger drama about the forces of globalization, human trafficking, and sexual violence, finding inextricable connections between the personal and the political. Unforgettably dramatic and psychologically complex, Burning Down the House is both wrenching and un-put-downable.

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

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11 comments:

Laura at 125Pages said...

I am excited for Burning Down the House. I just received the ARC from Edelweiss and can't wait to read it. Great pick! My WoW

Danielle Meek said...

Thanks for hosting :)
Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

runwright said...

This is a great idea for browsing and finding some new material to put on my TBR list.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Wow. It really sounds like a movie/ I can see why this book caught your eye.

Peggy Ann said...

Love this meme, thanks! Burning Down the House sounds very good! I made a mistake on my link up. The first one, #106 takes you to the right page but the title is wrong. Could you remove it please? Thanks.

Kay said...

I saw something about this book recently and thought it sounded good. Nice pick!

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Oh goodness this book looks SO SAD (and SO GOOD). :/ Thanks for sharing! <3

Taylor Clenin said...

This sounds great, I will definitely be picking this one up!

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great book! Will have to check it out!
Amanda @ http://creatureofthearts.blogspot.com/

Library Luv said...

I haven't heard of this book before! However I do say, that it does sound rather interesting!

Britt said...

Sounds great! http://pleasefeedthebookworm.com/waiting-on-wednesday-untamed-by-a-g-howard/