Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

Fiction, Hardcover, 224 pgs.

Hamish Hamilton Canada, March 3, 2009

From the Publisher

"This story of passionate love between a Canadian and her Cambodian lover evokes their tumultuous relationship in a world of colliding values. Set against the backdrop of horrific loss, these two self-exiled lovers struggle to recreate themselves in a world that rejects their hopes. Spare, unrelenting, and moving, The Disappeared is an unforgettable consideration of love, language, justice, and memory set against the backdrop of the killing fields of Pol Pot."

I read Elephant Winter by Kim Echlin, her first novel which I reviewed briefly here, and I loved it. So I just have to read her new book, The Disappeared. It's a more serious subject but I look forward to reading it.

Which books are you waiting for?

5 comments:

  1. This has an interesting premise. Worth checking out. The problem is I don't Canadian authored books in India unless those are as famous as Atwood or Shields.

    Here is mine!

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  2. The book sounds good and I love the cover too.

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  3. I haven't heard of this author ... but what a great endorsement you give, having read two other books written by her.

    The story sounds interesting, and, like bermudaonion, the cover grabs me!

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  4. This book sounds really good. I'll have to check into it. I really like the cover as well.

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  5. This sounds really interesting, and I just love the cover! I'd not heard of the author before but this one is going on my wishlist. Thanks.

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