Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Take Me Home
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Take Me Home by Brian Leung
Harper, October 5
Like many classic stories, Take Me Home begins with a journey home: Adele "Addie" Maine returns to Dire, a Wyoming coal mining town, 40 years after the deadly events that nearly took her life and drove her away without a word to her husband.
Years past: Headed West to stay with her brother Tommy, a young and feisty Addie arrives in Wyoming having been convinced along the way that the Chinese are half-man half-beast, devious creatures to be wary of. When Tommy falters at homesteading, the siblings look to the coal mines and Addie comes into close contact with one man in particular, Wing Lee. The bond between the two is a mere spark at first, hampered by the reality for both that a friendship would be impossible, forbidden, even in a territory where almost everyone is an immigrant. Together, Addie and Wing have a secret, and in protecting Wing's life, and fighting for what's right, Addie can’t find the answers to life’s most important questions. It's only in returning to Dire to bid farewell to a decades-ago friend, that Addie confronts the man she's certain tried to take her life, and at last learns the surprises and losses that await at the end of a difficult journey.
Take Me Home is a searing, redemptive novel that explores justice in a time of violence and the sweeping landscape between friendship and love.
What are you "waiting on" this Wednesday?
P.S. I've still got some books to give away. Take a look!