Wednesday, July 6, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: In Spite of Everything

“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:

In Spite of Everything: A Memoir of Divorce, My Messed-Up Childhood, and the Fight to Make Everything Right by Susan Gregory Thomas

from the publisher's catalog:
A smart, surprisingly funny memoir about a mother's heartbreaking struggle to survive divorce and save her kids from reliving her own damaged childhood.

When Susie Thomas was a teenager, her parents' divorce almost destroyed her. As an adult, she shaped her life around the promise that no matter what, she would never allow her own children to face that pain. Until, eight years into what seemed like a perfect marriage, it happened anyway. Here is the story that follows, an astounding, brilliantly told account of a mother's fight to protect her children's future and to finally make sense of her own troubled past. Woven throughout with original insights on divorce, parenthood, and the meaning of home, Thomas's eye-opening, gut-wrenching, but ultimately beautifully optimistic memoir holds a mirror up to a whole generation.

Publishing by Random House on 7/12/2011.


Jeanna said...

This one looks interesting. I like the cover. I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WOW:
happy reading!

Jill said...

"...eye-opening, gut-wrenching, but ultimately beautifully optimistic..." Sold!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I've just added this one to my wish list. If only we could prevent the next generation from repeating our mistakes...

It sounds like a worthy challenge.


Grace Fonseca said...

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