Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick: The Fall of Alice K by Jim Heynen
Due out August 28, 2012

Product Description taken from Amazon:
Seventeen-year-old Alice Marie Krayenbraak is beautiful, witty, a star student, and a gifted athlete. On the surface, she has it all. But in Alice’s hometown of Dutch Center, Iowa, nothing is as it seems. Behind the fa├žade of order and tidiness, the family farm is failing. Alice’s mother is behaving strangely amid apocalyptic fears of Y2K. And her parents have announced their plans to send her special-needs sister Aldah away. On top of it all, the uniformly Dutch Calvinist town has been rattled by an influx of foreign farm workers.

It’s the fall of senior year, and Alice now finds herself at odds with both family and cultural norms when she befriends and soon falls in love with Nickson Vang, the son of Hmong immigrants. Caught in a period of personal and community transformation, Alice and Nickson must navigate their way through vastly different traditions while fighting to create new ones of their own. Funny and provocative, amusing and unsettling, The Fall of ’99 marks a watershed moment in the publishing career of author, Jim Heynen.

3 comments:

Maji Bookshelf said...

hmm never heard of this book before! But it looks interesting and i LOVE the cover!
Here is my WOW post: http://majibookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-26-nerve.html

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Kate said...

Great choice I can't wait for this one either!

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Martina Koleva said...

I've never heard of this one but it's sounds interesting. Nice choice.
Here's my WOW.