Waiting On Wednesday (If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go)
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to be published.
If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
I've seen this book compared to Anne Tyler so I've got to read it.
It is the summer of
1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant
Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of
gentrification. But not yet: Elephant Beach is still gritty,
working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and
drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam
who’s still fighting a battle Katie can’t understand. Impeccably
crafted and hugely affectionate, this novel in stories is a vivid
portrait of a place whose conflicts—between mothers and daughters, men
and women, haves and have-nots— reverberate to our own time.
Published by Amy Einhorn Books on 30th October 2014