Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I have two selections that I can't wait to get my hands on. Even with TBR stacks that are still much to large- full of summer books that I have yet to read- I can't wait to see what is coming out this fall.





This week's selection: Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir by Donna M. Johnson

Due out: October 13, 2011

Product Description taken from Amazon:

Donna Johnson's remarkable story of being raised under the biggest gospel tent in the world, by David Terrell, one of the most famous evangelical ministers of the 1960s and 70s. Holy Ghost Girl is a compassionate, humorous exploration of faith, betrayal, and coming of age on the sawdust trail. She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist of tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna Johnson was part of the hugely popular evangelical preacher's inner circle. At seventeen, she left the ministry for good, with a trove of stranger- than-fiction memories. A homecoming like no other, Holy Ghost Girl brings to life miracles, exorcisms, and faceoffs with the Ku Klux Klan. And that's just what went on under the tent. As Terrell became known worldwide during the 1960s and '70s, the caravan of broken-down cars and trucks that made up his ministry evolved into fleets of Mercedes and airplanes. The glories of the Word mixed with betrayals of the flesh and Donna's mother bore Terrell's children in one of the several secret households he maintained. Thousands of followers, dubbed "Terrellites" by the press, left their homes to await the end of the world in cultlike communities. Jesus didn't show, but the IRS did, and the prophet/healer went to prison. Recounted with deadpan observations and surreal detail, Holy Ghost Girl bypasses easy judgment to articulate a rich world in which the mystery of faith and human frailty share a surprising and humorous coexistence.



Home for the Holidays (Mother Daughter Book Club) by Heather Vogel Fredericks

Due out October 4, 2011

Product Description taken from Amazon:

This Christmas season, join the girls of the mother-daughter book club for a variety of holiday-themed adventures! Becca, Megan, Emma, Cassidy and Jess have plenty of reading material to bring on their trips, too, because the book club is tackling the Betsy-Tacy series before their next meeting on New Year’s Eve.
But unfortunately, nothing goes quite as planned for any of the girls. On a Christmas cruise with their families, Megan and Becca fight over the dashing son of the ship's captain. Cassidy and her family fly back to California to visit Cassidy's sister Courtney... but when the West Coast causes homesickness for their former life in Laguna Beach, the family begins to question what state they should call home. And a disastrous sledding accident causes both Emma and Jess to completely change their holiday plans.
Between squabbles, injuries, and blizzards, everything seems to be going wrong. Will the girls be able to find their holiday spirit in time for Christmas?

2 comments:

Khadija said...

Haven't heard of Holy Ghost Girl before now but it sounds like my kind of book. Maybe i'll add it to goodreads later ^-^

Nice picks!

http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

Kay said...

You know, both of these sound good, for very different reasons. Can't believe it's already time for books with a holiday theme!