Friday Finds hosted by Should Be Reading asks us to share what great books we heard about or discovered in the past week.
My pick this week is a book called Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen to be released April 29, 2010 by Dutton Adult. Here’s a bit about it from Amazon.com:
National bestselling author Lesley Kagen makes her hardcover debut with an extraordinary literary thriller, rendered through the eyes of an unforgettable eleven-year-old girl.
During the summer of 1968, Shenandoah Carmody’s mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. Since then, Shenny-named for the Shenandoah valley-has struggled to hold her world together, taking care of herself and her sister the best she can. Shenny feels certain that Woody knows something about the night their mother vanished, but her attempts to communicate with her mute twin leave her as confused as their father’s efforts to confine the girls to the family’s renowned virginia estate.
As the first anniversary of their mother’s disappearance nears, her father’s threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny to find her mother before it’s too late. She is ultimately swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that force her to come to terms with the painful truth about herself and her family.
Told with the wisdom, sensitivity, and humor for which Lesley Kagen has become known, Tomorrow River is a stellar hardcover debut.
I think this sounds fantastic! Plus I think that it has a gorgeous cover. What about you? What did you find this week?
Oh I remember reading something by her… what was it? hmmm
This book sounds good.
Ahhhh "Whistling in the Dark"!!! that's what it was, that was a good book.
Sandy Nawrot says
The premise sounds really good. The big question will be whether it can deliver the goods! There are alot of books out there with similar plots that fizzle. I can't wait to see a review of this one!
It has twins in it. You know that will make me want to read it.
This does sound good and the cover drew me right in. But then I am always a sucker for rocks and water. Go figure!
that does sound really good dar, and great cover!
gautami tripathy says
Great cover and wonderful premise!
Here is my Friday Find: The Second Blush by Molly Peacock.
This one sounds amazing. I have a few of her books. Thanks Dar
K. Harrington says
That does sound good and I love the cover too!
Oh, this sounds really good!
Sounds interesting! I'm curious as to where it's set since the main character was named after The Shenandoah Valley.
I was pulled in by the story line!!!
Just finished a book with two sets of twins! I'll keep an eye out for this one.
I've not seen this one before. It really sounds good. Like it would be quite a page turner. The cover is so gorgeous too.
It does sound thrilling, the cover is beautiful too.
This sounds really good! A very compelling cover to match the story line!
That does sound good, Dar. Nice find!
Linda Jacobs says
Sounds like my kind of book! I'll be looking to download it when it is available.
Oh, I didn't know she'd come out with another one. I have Land of a Hundred Wonders and I've been wanting to get her other one – I forget what it's called. Thanks for keeping us in the know! 😀
Alice Teh says
I think this sounds fantastic too, Dar!