Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection: No One Is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel

Due out: February 2, 2012



Product Description taken from Amazon:
In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. Their tribe has moved and escaped for thousands of years- across oceans, deserts, and mountains-but now, it seems, there is nowhere else to go. Danger is imminent in every direction, yet the territory of imagination and belief is limitless. At the suggestion of an eleven-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger who has washed up on the riverbank, the villagers decide to reinvent the world: deny any relationship with the known and start over from scratch. Destiny is unwritten. Time and history are forgotten. Jobs, husbands, a child, are reassigned. And for years, there is boundless hope. But the real world continues to unfold alongside the imagined one, eventually overtaking it, and soon our narrator-the girl, grown into a young mother-must flee her village, move from one world to the next, to find her husband and save her children, and propel them toward a real and hopeful future. A beguiling, imaginative, inspiring story about the bigness of being alive as an individual, as a member of a tribe, and as a participant in history, No One Is Here Except All Of Us explores how we use storytelling to survive and shape our own truths. It marks the arrival of a major new literary talent.

7 comments:

We Fancy Books said...

This is a new one...
Awesome pick here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Books like this are always hard to read, but that's one thing that makes them great.

My WOW

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Definitely interested in this one -- sounds good. Here's my pick:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

TheBookGirl said...

I don't think I've read anything similar to this...the idea of how storytelling can shape lives is fascinating..thanks!

Kay said...

Tina, this one sounds really good and seems like a different perspective on a WWII based book. Will put it on my list.

Tribute Books Mama said...

sounds great, enjoy!

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_26.html

Giselle said...

Oh wow this one sounds different! Never heard of it before!

Giselle
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