Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (12-21-11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly awaiting. This week, my pick is: Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand (expected publication date: June 26, 2012).

Synopsis (from It's June 15th, the night of Nantucket High School graduation. Four juniors are driving home from a party when something goes horribly wrong and there is a crash. The driver of the car, Penny Alistair, is killed, and her twin brother, Hobby Alistair, is left in a coma. Penny's boyfriend, Jake Randolph, and Penny's friend Demeter Castle are unhurt—but suffer tremendous emotional damage. Jake and his family move to the other side of the globe—to the west coast of Australia—in order to escape the horrors of the accident. Demeter falls prey to alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behaviors that nearly lead to her destroying her own life.
SUMMERLAND delves into the circumstances surrounding this accident, the roots of which lie deep in the past, with the first interactions between these four friends and their parents. It's a novel about how tragedy affects individuals, families, and the island community as a whole, and how healing can happen, in even the most devastating circumstances.

Just reading this description has me looking forward to summertime and some good summer novels! So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. that cover is awesome and it sounds really good too. i love the good contemp-drama book.

    check out my WoW.


  2. She really is one of the queens of the summer reads, isn't she?
    I'm surprised they already have cover art for a book that wont' be out till mid-summer!

  3. Absolutely love the title and cover! Great pick!