Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
This week's pick: Up from Blue by Susan Henderson
Due out September 21, 2010

When Tillie Harris goes into labor with her first child, nothing is right. Her husband is
away on business, the boxes in her new home aren’t unpacked, and the telephone
isn’t even connected yet. Forced to reach out to her estranged father for help, their
first contact in years, Tillie must face the painful memories she’s been running from
since she was a little girl—the memories of her own mother and the year that
changed everything.
As a child, Tillie’s home was a manic and messy world with her mother, Mara, at its
center. While some days brought dancing, dress-up, and laughter, others became
long hours of listening to Mara cry, depressed and unable get out of bed. When
Tillie’s father takes a top job at the Pentagon and forces the family to move, and as
Mara’s worsening condition can no longer be ignored, Tillie’s life spirals out of
control.
When the family arrives at their new home in Washington, Tillie’s mother has
vanished—a stunning development made even more disorienting by her father’s
refusal to discuss what happened.

2 comments:

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Good one Tina; sounds good.

Jill said...

Wow, I'm sold. Thanks for putting this one on my radar...!