WoW [108]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Expected Publication: June 23, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a bluff that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and seldom calls.

On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. The book tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling circus more than two hundred years ago. The paper crackles with age as Simon turns the yellowed pages filled with notes, sketches, and whimsical flourishes, and his best friend and fellow librarian, Alice, looks on in increasing alarm. Why does his grandmother's name, Verona Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on July 24? Could there possibly be some kind of curse on his family, and could Enola, who has suddenly turned up at home for the first time in six years, risk the same fate in just a few weeks? In order to save her--and perhaps himself--Simon must try urgently to decode his family history while moving on from the past.

Why I Can’t Wait
This one is definitely different than anything I would normally read but it sounds so good! Now I just got to get my grabby hands on a copy!

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  1. Hmmm.. June. Not "that" long to wait, but does this ever sound good. Mystery and perhaps a touch of magic. Yep, another addition to the TBR pile.

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  2. Oh, I like that cover. Who doesn't like to look through a stack of old books? I like the sound of this one. Keeping it in mind.

  3. I haven't seen this one before and it looks amazing! And that cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. This one is already on my TBR list. Looking forward to it. Hope we enjoy it! My WoW

  5. What a great premise! I can see why you're excited about it, and now, so am I!

  6. Mysterious! I think I'm going to have to read this when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This one sounds pretty good! I've not yet heard of it until now, so thank you for bringing it to my attention. Thanks for sharing! :)
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