Wednesday, December 14, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Heft

“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:

Heft by Liz Moore

Synopsis from the publisher:
Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career-if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel's mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur's.

After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene's unexpected phone call to Arthur-a plea for help-that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel's own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken's The Giant's House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.

Publishing 1/23/2012 by W W Norton & Co Inc.


Anonymous said...

This is the first I've heard of this. Thanks for sharing!


Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

I haven't heard of this book either but I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog and this book, it sounds like my cup of tea - I'll go and add it to my wishlist now. :) Thanks for sharing!

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Marathon said...

This is the first I've heard of this one. I'm interested.

Have an amazing reading week!

- Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

Giselle said...

This is a new one for me as well but it sounds interesting!

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jayjay said...

Awesome pick! I'm definitely adding this one on my list.

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