Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Heat and Light

"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:

Heat and Light

By Jennifer Haigh
Publication Date: May 3

From Amazon:


Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.

Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas.

To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn’t count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother’s skepticism or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their frail daughter. Meanwhile his neighbors, organic dairy farmers Mack and Rena, hold out against the drilling—until a passionate environmental activist disrupts their lives.


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


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13 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Sounds like a poignant reading covering both environmental and family issues.

Ashling Callaghan said...

Nice interesting. Please go check out my Waiting on Wednesday post

Laura said...

Sounds heavy. It's not something that I would read, but I hope you enjoy it.

Keely Anne said...

Hmmm sounds interesting. Enjoy!

Keely @ The Ink Blot

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Sounds like a fascinating story.

AngelErin said...

Sounds pretty good!!!! :D

Lisa Mandina said...

Not sure this is my type. Hope you get it soon though!

Kay said...

This sounds very interesting. Will keep it in mind. I've meant to read other books by this author for a long time.

Erin Readingwithwrin said...

This book sounds so good. I wish I had heard about it earlier.

Amanda Hendricks said...

Hmm sounds pretty good. Hope you get it and enjoy it!
-Amanda @ She's Quite Bookish

Daniela Ark said...

First time here at Waiting on Wednesday! Happy to be part of this meme :) Thanks for hosting Jill

Regine Karpel said...

Looks like a good read.
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Jennifer Svoboda said...

I've not read Jennifer Haigh before, have you?