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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Today, I am waiting on:  
The Guineveres by Sarah Domet


From Goodreads:
In the vein of The Virgin Suicides, a dazzling debut novel about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns, and the year in which their tightly knit Guinevere family implodes when four comatose soldiers arrive.

Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win come to The Sisters of the Supreme Adoration by different paths, delivered into the rigorous and austere care of Sister Fran. Each has their own complicated, heartbreaking story that they safeguard. But together they are the all powerful and confident The Guineveres, bound by the extraordinary coincidence of their names and girded against the indignities of their plain, sequestered lives. Together, they learn about God, history, and, despite the nuns' protestations, sex. They learn about the saints whose revival stories of faith and pain are threaded through their own. But above all, they plot their futures, when they can leave the convent and finally find a true home. But when four comatose soldiers, casualties of the War looming outside, arrive at the convent, The Guineveres’ friendship is tested in ways they never could have foreseen. 

In The Guineveres, Sarah Domet navigates the wonder and tumult of girlhood, the families we yearn for and create. In prose shot through with beauty, Domet intertwines the ordinary and the miraculous, as The Guineveres discover what home really means.
The Virgin Suicides chilled me to the bone -- I still think about it at least once every week.  So I am pretty much sold by any comparison and this one sounds good!  The Guineveres is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2016, and I can't wait to read it!



20 comments:

  1. I've never watched The Virgin Suicides and have no idea what the movie is about. Now I'm very curious, Eva, especially when you say "chilled me to the bone"! :)

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  2. I read The Virgin Suicides so long ago, I don't even remember if I liked it or not. Now I'm kind of wanting to re-read it. This book look good too, though.

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  3. I will be passing on this one- tend to pass on anything that will make me cry. Hope you love it!

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  4. I have never read The Virgin Suicides but will have to add it to my list. This one sounds interesting though. Greta pick!

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  5. OOoh interesting! Haven't heard of this one, or The Virgin Suicides. Hope you enjoy this once you get to read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. hmm interesting. love their names. I may just need to check this one out. thanks for sharing.

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  7. I've never read The Virgin Suicides, but it does sound haunting. I should check it out soon- thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy this one just as much as you did TVS!

    This week, I'm waiting a book that is rich in history and culture, and has a strong female lead! Check it out here

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  8. This sounds good. You always having intriguing books! I've never seen the movie or read the Virgin Suicides. I need to!

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  9. This sounds very interesting. I'd be intrigued to see your review of it!

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  10. I haven't read The Virgin Suicides yet, but it's on my TBR. I really hope that the comparison is right in this case, for you. Nice pick!

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  11. This sounds odd, but interesting. I loved The Virgin Suicides movie, but I haven't read the book yet. :x

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  12. I have never seen The Virgin Suicides, but this book sounds interesting. I love the concept! Adding it to my ever growing TBR. Thanks for sharing :)
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  13. This is new to me, but it sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  14. I have to admit, I've not heard of this book! I do like the cover. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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  15. Girl this sounds so freaking good! Have you seen the movie? It's so good but GIRL, it disturbed me to the point I had dreams about it for the next following days lol I haven't heard about this book at all, so thank you for sharing!

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  16. Girl this sounds so freaking good! Have you seen the movie? It's so good but GIRL, it disturbed me to the point I had dreams about it for the next following days lol I haven't heard about this book at all, so thank you for sharing!

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  17. True story: This was in a random giveaway bag at BEA, and I'd never heard of it. And I was going to give it to the "library" (long story) but I read the back cover and decided that I needed it!! And I definitely loved The Virgin Suicides, so now I am extra curious! I will also ask around and see if anyone else kept their copy and doesn't want to read it too!

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  18. Oooh, this blurb gave me the chills! Very very unusual premise, and I'm eager for your review... this is going to hurt, isn't it? *steels self*

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  19. This definitely sounds intriguing. I like The Virgin Suicides...although I like the movie more. One of the very few movies I liked more than the book. Great pick!

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