Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Lost History of Stars




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Jill no longer hosts this meme, but I am continuing to feature a new book each Wednesday that I am looking forward to seeing published.



This week's pick: The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling
Due out:  June 6, 2017

Synopsis taken from Goodreads:

From a forgotten moment in history comes an inspiring novel about finding strength and courage in the most unimaginable places. 

In turn-of-the-century South Africa, fourteen-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner settlers who have been taken from their farm by British soldiers and are being held in a concentration camp. It is early in the Boer War, and Lettie’s father, grandfather, and brother are off fighting the British as thousands of Afrikaner women and children are detained. The camps are cramped and disease ridden; the threat of illness and starvation are ever present. Determined to dictate their own fate, Lettie and her family give each other strength and hope as they fight to survive amid increasingly dire conditions.

Brave and defiant, Lettie finds comfort in memories of stargazing with her grandfather, in her plan to be a writer, and in surprising new friendships that will both nourish and challenge her. A beautiful testament to love, family, and sheer force of will, The Lost History of Stars was inspired by Dave Boling’s grandfather’s own experience as a soldier during the Boer War. Lettie is a figure of abiding grace, and her story is richly drawn and impossible to forget.
 

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