Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight some great pre-publication books we all can't wait to get our grubby little mitts on.

Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont. The book is being released by Random House on July 7, 2015.

Amazon says this about the book: Jack Shanley is a well-known New York artist, charming and vain, who doesn’t mean to plunge his family into crisis. His wife, Deb, gladly left behind a difficult career as a dancer to raise the two children she adores. In the ensuing years, she has mostly avoided coming face-to-face with the weaknesses of the man she married. But then an anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Jack’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s.

With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. As the Shanleys spin apart into separate orbits, leaving New York in an attempt to regain their bearings, fifteen-year-old Simon feels the allure of adult freedoms for the first time, while eleven-year-old Kay wanders precariously into a grown-up world she can’t possibly understand. Writing with extraordinary precision, humor, and beauty, Julia Pierpont has crafted a timeless, hugely enjoyable novel about the bonds of family life—their brittleness, and their resilience.


  1. I love books that reveal family secrets. This sounds like a great read Kristen. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound like a good one.

    My WOW is here.

  3. Ah, secrets. Always a good start. Like the sound of this one, plus a character with my name. :-)

  4. This sounds really good and it's totally new to me! Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW!


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