Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Mandibles


"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 Mandibles
By Lionel Shriver

Publication Date: June 21

From Amazon:


In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation.



The Mandibles have been counting on a sizable fortune filtering down when their 97-year-old patriarch dies. Once the inheritance turns to ash, each family member must contend with disappointment, but also—as the U.S. economy spirals into dysfunction—the challenge of sheer survival.



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


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12 comments:

Catrina Rodgers said...
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Laura said...

Sounds like at least some of it could really happen. Scary. Hope you enjoy it!

Mii's B├╝cherwelt said...

Oh that looks really nice :)

Hope you enjoy it! :)

Ruzaika Rifaideen said...

Oh wow, this book sure sounds interesting! Hope you like it, Jill :))

Check out what book I'm waiting on this week here

Bemused Bookworm said...

Oh, this book sounds very interesting....and potentially realaistic... :O Great pick!

PacificExchange said...

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currency exchange

AngelErin said...

This one doesn't sound like one for me, but I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it! :)

Lisa Mandina said...

This one sounds for sure like one I'd like! Thanks for sharing!

Josephine Rayne said...

Lionel Shriver is always good! Great pick! My WoW

Kay said...

I do like the sound of this one, though the idea is really scary. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

vvb32 reads said...

This does sound like a scary one. It would be interesting to see how the different characters handle the situation.

Leeanna said...

The idea of that sounds scary! I hope you enjoy.