Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (90)


"Waiting on" Wednesday" is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases.









 August 1, 2017

FROM GOODREADS: See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt’s “eerie and compelling” (Paula Hawkins) debut novel, is a wholly unique reimagining of the infamous true story of Lizzie Borden, who gained celebrity status after being tried and acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.

On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to the maid: Someone’s killed father. The brutal axe-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their house in Fall River, Massachusetts ignites a series of domestic nightmares. From the outside, no one can understand why anyone would want to murder the respected Bordens. From the inside, sisters Lizzie and Emma have a different tale to tell. Both unmarried and intimately bound together in a stifling environment, they each struggle against their oppressive home-life while longing for independence.

As the police fail to find clues, Lizzie tries to make sense of the moments leading up to the discovery of the bodies. But there are other witnesses to the crime. Through the overlapping perspectives of Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, and the fascinating Lizzie herself, the ghosts of their pasts resurface and return to that fateful day.

Shocking and riveting, Schmidt’s nuanced, high-wire narration recasts a sensational true story into a sensitive and human portrayal of a volatile, tortured family, and what it means to be free and truly loved.

WHY I'M WAITING:  Because it's a new Lizzie Borden tale and I must read them all!!!!!!

What are you waiting for this week??? 
 

23 comments:

  1. I tried to read a Lizzie borden tale last year that seemed brilliant, but I couldn't get into it at all. Hopefully this is better because it sounds soooo interesting. Can I ask why you adore this story so much?

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    1. I really can't pinpoint why I love the tales so much. I guess I've just watched too many TV shows and read a few books about her that now I'm interested in reading anything new. Plus, it sort of started my enjoyment of historical fiction. I'm the same way with Jack the Ripper.

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  2. I don't think that I have ever read a Lizzie Borden story but this one sounds great. I may have to try to pick this one up. Great pick!

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    1. May be a good place to start. I read one last year and have another on my TBR already but I can't wait to get this one as well. And I'm really loving the cover.

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  3. Ah another Lizzie Borden book for you! I hope that you'll enjoy it when you get your hands on it!

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  4. I saw this the other day and immediately added it. The cover is so creepy, right?

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    1. I know. Beautiful and creepy all at the same time. I would never guess from the cover it's about Lizzie Borden though.

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  5. You seem to have a knack for finding unique books, Barb! I want to check out this one as well!!

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  6. Is it bad that I've not heard of Lizzie Borden? *hides* I do love historical fiction though! I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Barb. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

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    1. I remember the limerick "Lizzie Borden took an axe.....gave her mother 40 whacks...." and since I heard it, I wanted to know more about the story. Wonder what that says about me as a child/teen :)

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  7. As soon as I seen it was about Lizzy Bordon I knew exactly why it was on your list...lol. Hope you enjoy it when you get it!

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  8. To the wishlist it goes. Because, you know, I'm desperately in need of things to read :) Did you happen to catch that Lizzie Borden tv series a year or so ago? It started out with a terrific made for tv movie but the series fizzled out quickly.

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    1. I did. In fact, in my head, I think Lizzie Borden will always look like Christina Ricci. I agree the movie was pretty good and the first few episodes not bad, but it did go downhill from there.

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  9. You had me at Lizzie Borden. I definitely want to read this one!! Great pick. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  10. Great cover! I don't reallly know anything about Lizzie Borden - beyond the usual rhyme. I didn't know she was acquitted!

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    1. The rhyme also goes round in round in my head when I'm reading about her. In the TV series, there was this eerie little blond girl who started singing it whenever Lizzie was around. You just know her days were numbered!

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  11. Oh how can I resist a Lizzie Borden reimagining? I'm going to add this one right away, thanks for the heads up!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Glad to help. It does sound good doesn't it?

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  12. This sounds interesting. I watched the TV movie not to long ago and found it fascinating. I hope you enjoy!

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