Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Absalom's Daughters

"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:

Absalom's Daughters
By Suzanne Feldman

Publication Date: July 5

From Amazon:

Self-educated and brown skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother’s laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for “colored music” and dreams of life as a big city radio star. These teenaged girls are half-sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father’s inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes to a road trip together to claim what’s rightly theirs. In an old junk car, with a frying pan, a ham, and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the American Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial striving and violence. 

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

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Ailsa said...

I haven't heard of Absalom's Daughters before - how did you find out about it?

Ruzaika Rifaideen said...

This book sounds amazing- but most importantly, how come I never came across it before?!! Yay to the diversity!

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

Luxe said...

The book sounds interesting!

See what I'm waiting on this week here !

Lisa Mandina said...

Love that cover!

AngelErin said...

Sounds interesting!! :)

Jen said...

Sounds like fun!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

That sounds like it could be really fascinating!

(I joined using my FB page since my blog is already booked. I really hope that's okay!)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the look and sound of this one! 1950s Deep South would be frightening for these two. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

I agree with Laurel-Rain. It would definitely be a scary time for the both of them. I hope you enjoy it!

vvb32 reads said...

Sounds good for when in the 50's reading mode.

Marina Prokopp said...

I agree with Luxe, the book sounds interesting!