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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Appetites of Girls

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses

Synopsis from Goodreads:
For the audience that made Commencement a New York Times bestseller comes a novel about women making their way in the world.

Self-doubting Ruth is coddled by her immigrant mother, who uses food to soothe and control. Defiant Francesca believes her heavy frame shames her Park Avenue society mother and, to provoke her, consumes everything in sight. Lonely Opal longs to be included in her glamorous mother’s dinner dates—until a disturbing encounter forever changes her desires. Finally, Setsu, a promising violinist, staves off conflict with her jealous brother by allowing him to take the choicest morsels from her plate—and from her future. College brings the four young women together as suitemates, where their stories and appetites collide. Here they make a pact to maintain their friendships into adulthood, but each must first find strength and her own way in the world.

Publishing June 26, 2014 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam.

2 comments:

ladysmartypants said...

What a great choice
I really hope you'll enjoy it :)

Yours
Smarty

ladysmartypants said...

What an exciting choice
I really hope you'll enjoy it :)

Yours
Smarty