Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: So Far Away by Meg Mitchell Moore

"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...



Publication date: 29th May 2012

From Goodreads:

Thirteen-year-old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape: from her parents' ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber-bullying of her former best friend. She discovers a dusty old diary in her family's basement and is inspired to unlock its secrets.

Kathleen Lynch, an archivist at the Massachusetts State Archives, has her own painful secrets: she's a widow estranged from her only daughter. Natalie's research brings her to Kathleen, who in Natalie sees traces of the daughter she has lost.

What could the life of an Irish immigrant domestic servant from the 1920s teach them both? In the pages of the diary, they will learn that their fears and frustrations are timeless.

So Far Away is an affecting story of mothers and daughters and how solace can be found in the most unlikely places.

Why I can't wait to read it:

I love historical fiction, and both the historical and modern aspects of this sound excellent.

2 comments:

  1. Agree! While this doesn't sound like my typical read, I think I should check it out. Especially because.. historical and modern. :D

    Patricia // My WOW

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  2. Great choice! I agree that the mix of historical and modern sounds intriguing. I love a good mystery. And bonus one of the main characters in an archivist!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

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