Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine…where we let everyone know what unreleased book(s) we are dying to read!
I have noticed that lately I’ve stuck myself into a Young Adult and New Adult groove, and while that’s great and all, every once in a while I like to read something that’s adult and serious and contemporary. So, this week I’m going to go with:
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Genres: Fiction, Contemporary
Sage Singer, who befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone favorite retired teacher and Little League coach and they strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses…and then he confesses his darkest secret – he deserves to die, because he was a Nazi SS guard. Complicating the matter? Sage’s grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.
What do you do when evil lives next door? Can someone who’s committed a truly heinous act ever atone for it with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness to someone if you aren’t the party who was wronged? And most of all – if Sage even considers his request – is it murder, or justice?
I know Jodi Picoult isn’t for everyone, but I’ve been a fan since I read My Sister’s Keeper in 2004. I’ve read almost all of her books (I read somewhere that this is her 21st book) and most of them get 4 and 5 star ratings from me. So, I’ll be waiting at the bookstore the day this one comes out…definitely! Thankfully my wait is almost over, since it comes out in *just* over a month! I’m looking forward to crying my heart out, because I always do when I read her work.
What about you? What book are you dying to get your hands on right now?