Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (22)


"Waiting on" Wednesday is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases.  Here is what I am most waiting for this week:



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The Secrets of Lizzie Borden: Brandy Purdy 
FROM GOOREADS: In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.

Within the past year or so, it seems I have taken a great liking to books and movies related to Lizzie Borden, so I was thrilled to see another one coming out.  This releases in January 2016 and I can't wait. 

What are you waiting for this week?

 

14 comments:

  1. I've been interested in the Lizzie Borden story for a while, so this book will fit right on my TBR list perfectly! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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  2. I do love books that peel back the layers and show us more. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “A PLACE WE KNEW WELL”

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  3. YESSSSSSS! So excited for this book. Hmmm... Happy Reading!

    My TTT

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  4. I love Lizzie Borden (as much as you can "love" a possible murderer!) I really enjoy her story and all the possibilities so this one looks good!

    You asked about Sit! Stay! Speak! and YES! It is very good, I'm a dog lover so any dog story makes me happy. This one is a mix of women's lit and classic dog love story, so I'm very pleased so far.

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  5. This such a fascinating story and this sounds like a good book.

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  6. Great cover. That definitely looks intriguing!

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  7. Oooohhh, I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for the heads-up!

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  8. This definitely sound interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Renee'

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  9. Ooh, this sounds really interesting :) I hope you enjoy it, Barb, and thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  11. (The Typo Monster struck again, so I deleted my previous comment. Lol.)

    Gosh, this is definitely a very creepy, yet interesting read! Who can fully know and understand the mysterious workings of the human mind?

    Thanks for commenting on my WOW!! : )

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  12. Whoa! I'm definitely putting this one on my radar! It looks incredible!

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  13. It seems like lately there are just a lot of books and movies about Lizzie Borden to get into....lol. This one sounds good! :)

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