Wednesday, November 14, 2012

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Autobiography of Us

“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:

Autobiography of Us: A Novel by Aria Beth Sloss

Synopsis from the publisher:
A gripping debut novel about friendship, loss and love; a confession of what passed between two women who met as girls in 1960s Pasadena, California.

Coming of age in the patrician neighborhood of Pasadena, California during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her beautiful, reckless friend Alex dream of lives beyond their mothers’ narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on, until one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, when a single act of betrayal changes everything. Decades later, Rebecca’s haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her.

Autobiography of Us is an achingly beautiful portrait of a decades-long bond. A rare and powerful glimpse into the lives of two women caught between repression and revolution, it casts new light on the sacrifices, struggles, victories and defeats of a generation.

Publishing February 5, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

New follower! I'm not sure if this one is for me or not, but they can't all be. I hope you enjoy it though.

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Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Kristen said...

This looks interesting. You read it first and let me know how it is. ;-)