Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

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


This week's pick:  The Fragile World by Paula Treick DeBoard
Due out: October 28, 2014


Product Description taken from Amazon:
From the author of publishing sensation The Mourning Hours comes a powerful new novel that explores every parent's worst nightmare… 

The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test. 

And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a "freak" road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief. 

The anguish of Daniel's death is isolating, and it's not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart. As time passes and the wound refuses to heal, Curtis becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, a growing mania that leads him to pack up his life and his anxious teenage daughter and set out on a collision course to right a wrong. 

An emotionally charged novel, The Fragile World is a journey through America's heartland and a family's brightest and darkest moments, exploring the devastating pain of losing a child and the beauty of finding healing in unexpected ways. 

"A heart-stopping series of events drives The Fragile World…. The result is a gripping read, but one that delivers, by the book's end, a beautiful reminder of the resilience of love." —Karen Brown, author of The Longings of Wayward Girls

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Hmm... I don't do very well with depressing "emotionally charged" books. I like happy books! Haha! I hope you enjoy this one :)

Here's my WoW!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't seen this one before, but it sounds like my kind of read...yes, sad, depressing, etc. But there are gems hidden within those books!

Enjoy...or perhaps that's the wrong word.

Here's mine: “THE LOOK OF LOVE”

Kerry O'Donnell said...

Wow, this one sounds really intense. I don't know if its exactly my kind of story, but I hope you enjoy it!!

My WoW.