Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

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

This week's pick:  Coming of Age at the End of Days by Alice LaPlante

Due out: August 4, 2015

Product Information taken from Amazon:

Alice LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense. Her new novel is an affecting foray deeper into the creases of family life—and the light-and-dark battle of faith—as LaPlante delves into the barbed psyche of a teenager whose misguided convictions bear irrevocable consequences.

Never one to conform, Anna always had trouble fitting in. Earnest and willful, as a young girl she quickly learned how to hide her quirks from her parents and friends. But when, at sixteen, a sudden melancholia takes hold of her life, she loses her sense of self and purpose. Then the Goldschmidts move in next door. They're active members of a religious cult, and Anna is awestruck by both their son, Lars, and their fervent violent prophecies for the Tribulation at the End of Days. Within months, Anna's life—her family, her home, her very identity—will undergo profound changes. But when her newfound beliefs threaten to push her over the edge, she must find her way back to center with the help of unlikely friends. An intimate story of destruction and renewal, New York Times bestselling author LaPlante delivers a haunting exploration of family legacies, devotion, and tangled relationships.


christine danielle said...

Wow, this book sounds very intense. An author who can write about religion has some balls.
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Kay said...

Yes, I've seen this one lately and am quite curious about it. I don't like that cover though. Something about it - drab and again we can't see the woman's face. LOL

Stina @ Once Untold said...

Sounds interesting! I might check it out sometime.

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Shannon R. said...

Wow, that sounds interesting. I agree with Kay about the cover though. They could have done better on that.

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