Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Map of True Places

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
Harper Collins, May 4 (US)

From the publisher:

Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats—a talent that earned her the nickname Trouble. She's now a respected psychotherapist working with the world-famous Dr. Liz Mattei. She's also about to marry one of Boston's most eligible bachelors. But the suicide of Zee's patient Lilly Braedon throws Zee into emotional chaos and takes her back to places she though she'd left behind.

What starts as a brief visit home to Salem after Lilly's funeral becomes the beginning of a larger journey for Zee. Her father, Finch, long ago diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, has been hiding how sick he really is. His longtime companion, Melville, has moved out, and it now falls to Zee to help her father through this difficult time. Their relationship, marked by half-truths and the untimely death of her mother, is strained and awkward.

Overwhelmed by her new role, and uncertain about her future, Zee destroys the existing map of her life and begins a new journey, one that will take her not only into her future but into her past as well. Like the sailors of old Salem who navigated by looking at the stars, Zee has to learn to find her way through uncharted waters to the place she will ultimately call home.

What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?


  1. I really want to read this book too!

  2. I recently finished The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I might check this out at some point.

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  3. You and me both!!! Great pick!

  4. Great pick; I'll want to read this one as well!

  5. Sounds really good, I hadn't heard of it before.

  6. I loved The Lace Reader and am looking forward to reading this.