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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

“Waiting On” Wednesday: This Must Be the Place


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:
This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia

from the publisher:

A sudden death, a never-mailed postcard, and a long buried secret set the stage for a luminous and heart-breakingly real novel about lost souls finding one another

The Darby-Jones boardinghouse in Ruby Falls, New York, is home to Mona Jones and her daughter, Oneida, two loners and self-declared outcasts who have formed a perfectly insular family unit: the two of them and the four eclectic boarders living in their house. But their small, quiet life is upended when Arthur Rook shows up in the middle of a nervous breakdown, devastated by the death of his wife, carrying a pink shoe box containing all his wife's mementos and keepsakes, and holding a postcard from sixteen years ago, addressed to Mona but never sent. Slowly the contents of the box begin to fit together to tell a story—one of a powerful friendship, a lost love, and a secret that, if revealed, could change everything that Mona, Oneida, and Arthur know to be true. Or maybe the stories the box tells and the truths it brings to life will teach everyone about love—how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and how even when all seems lost, how tightly it brings us together. With emotional accuracy and great energy, This Must Be the Place introduces memorable, charming characters that refuse to be forgotten.

Henry Holt is publishing 7/6/2010

6 comments:

Carina said...

This looks good! I'm waiting for this.

Jill said...

Me, too! Me, too!

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness this one sounds like such a great awesome read!!! i'm putting it at the TOP of my TBR list!!! how can i get a copy?????

Carin said...

Stacy, Henry Holt is a division of MacMillan - so that's who you'd contact (marketing) to see if you can get an early ARC or anything.

Alayne said...

Ooh this looks really good. Great pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Jan von Harz said...

Oh love the idea of the secrets coming out and lives being changed. Excellent pick.