Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Waiting on Wednesday:Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche

Waiting on Wednesday

 A weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that people are eagerly anticipating.

My choice for Waiting on Wednesday this week is:


Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche 

Publication: September 1st 2015 by Razorbill, 368 pages

From the author of Like No Other, the novel Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most poignant and star-crossed love stories since The Fault in Our Stars": What if the last hope to save your family is the person who broke it up to begin with? 
 
Michelle and her little siblings Cass and Denny are African-American and living on the poverty line in urban Baltimore, struggling to keep it together with their mom in jail and only Michelle’s part-time job at the Taco Bell to sustain them.

Leah and her stepbrother Tim are white and middle class from suburban Maryland, with few worries beyond winning lacrosse games and getting college applications in on time.

Michelle and Leah only have
 one thing in common: Buck Devereaux, the biological father who abandoned them when they were little.

After news trickles back to them that Buck is dying, they make the uneasy decision to drive across country to his hospice in California. Leah hopes for closure; Michelle just wants to give him a piece of her mind.

Five people in a failing, old station wagon, living off free samples at food courts across America, and the most pressing question on Michelle’s mind is: Who will break down first--herself or the car? All the signs tell her they won’t make it. But Michelle has heard that her whole life, and it’s never stopped her before....

Una LaMarche triumphs once again with this rare and compassionate look at how racial and social privledge affects one family in crisis in both subtle and astonishing ways.
 

8 comments:

  1. This is totally new to me! It sounds fantastic, it'll definitely be going on my tbr list! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Thanks and it's pretty new for me too

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  2. Never heard of this before. Looks like an emotional one. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my Wednesday post.

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  3. Sounds great! I love books that have emotional journey's, such as this book has.

    I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

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    1. Same and I really think it'll be an interesting book as it delves into race and social privileges

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