Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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.

 

 

If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You GoIt 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


 

1 comment:

  1. Aww cool title. I like the period and premise of that blurb. Sounds interesting. Hope you read it soon :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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