6 November 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Waiting on Wednesday is my weekly post where I obsess over the shiny new books  I cannot wait to read!

This week I'm waiting on... And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

What they say: When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

  • Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Delacorte Press
See the book on Goodreads 

Why I'm waiting on And We Stay...

  • I read the blurb and couldn't get the premise out of my head. It sounds dramatic and haunting (pun unintended).
  • It has a beautiful cover.
  • I love the Emily Dickinson ref!


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