Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Product Description

This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy.

With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl— and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty. It is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (February 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
What are YOU waiting for today??


Nina said...

Wow, this does sounds great and good to read. Thank you.

Here's mine:

Cackleberry Homestead said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

Thanks for the WW2 book suggestion--I have not read that one!

Donna said...

First I've heard of this one. Sounds good!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds intriguing!

Mine is here:

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I absolutely love the title and sound of this book.

Darlene said...

This does sound really good Missy.


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