Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).

I’m really looking forward to:

The Possibilities: A Novel

The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings
(to be released May 13, 2014)

Synopsis via Goodreads:

In this highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of The Descendants, a grieving mother struggles to overcome her son’s death, when a strange girl enters her life with a secret that changes them both forever.

Sarah St. John, a single mother, is reeling from grief: Three months ago, her twenty-one-year-old son, Cully, died in an avalanche near their home in the ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.

As Sarah tries her best to go through the stages—the anger, the sadness, the letting go—she has trouble keeping her grief at bay and moving on with life. Her father, a retiree who has become addicted to QVC, urges Sarah to go back to work at Breckenridge’s local morning show. Her best friend, a recent divorcee who always manages to say the wrong things, convinces Sarah to sort through Cully’s belongings. Slowly, she comes to terms with a world without the swish of her son’s ski pants or the rolling of his skateboard outside her window. Then a girl named Kit appears on Sarah’s doorstep—and she’s carrying Cully’s child.

The Possibilities is a tender and darkly funny story about the fracturing and healing that takes place within a family after tragedy. Told in Kaui Hart Hemmings’s unsentimental and refreshingly wry style—praised as “audaciously comic” by The New Yorker—this uplifting novel asks difficult questions about what we risk to keep our loved ones close.

I’m so excited to have received an ARC for this book! I really enjoyed The Descendants, and look forward to reading The Possibilities as well — even without the added benefit of the Hawaiian setting of The Descendants.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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6 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Ooh that looks like a good one. I like Hemmings solely for the fact that she got the legal stuff right in the Descendents :)

    • Well, that’s good to know! I really liked The Descendants (and thought the movie was really good too), and I’ve been hoping to read more by this author. :)

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