Wednesday, May 6, 2015
"Waiting On" Wednesday: We Never Asked for Wings
"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:
We Never Asked for Wings
By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Publication Date: August 18
For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.
Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she’s worked for and her family’s fragile hopes for the future.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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I love the sound of this one....thanks for sharing.
I haven't read anything like it before. It sounds intriguing. :)
This one is new to me, but I usually prefer to read fantasy-oriented novels. However, I'll make an exception for this book, since I can relate to the main character's dilemma. I'm Latina myself, and know firsthand the hardships that immigrants face when moving to a new country, especially in regards to learning a new language and culture. My parents went through these things, for which I greatly admire them!!
Thanks for sharing!! : )
I can see it being made into a movie from the plot line. Hope it's a good read for you!
Never heard of this book but I love the blurb! :)
Vanessa was one of my clients when I worked in online book promotion. I'm sure this book will do well. Thanks for sharing.
This is my first time doing this. I will try to post every week.
I like the sound of this one. I'll make a note of it. Thanks for sharing about it!
Love the title of this one, and the cover. Great pick.
What a nice idea "WoW" - I'd like to participate as well and have entered my link! Thanks so much!
This sounds like a good one. And I LOVE the cover! :)
This sounds like it could be interesting in see all the problems mother face everyday through out the world. Nice WOW.
I haven't heard of this one, sounds like it might be good.
That one sounds interesting. I did my meme a bit differently. Hope that is okay.
I am loving the cover of this one. Anytime I see feathers on this cover I have to add it!
Disregard my first link! The autofill accidentally changed my link to something else. Oops!
Interesting! I hope you enjoy it.
Oh, gosh! The cover is really pretty! I'll be adding this to my TBR.
This book sounds really good. Can't wait to read it!
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