Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WOW: Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, highlighting the upcoming releases being eagerly awaited by all of us bibliophiles.
This week's Waiting on Wednesday title is:

I actually read about this book on someone else's WOW a few weeks ago.  It sounds sweet, but mixed with some heartache and intrigue.  Here's the Goodreads synopsis:

Bean (née Pearl) and Henry, misfits and best friends, have the strangest mothers in town. Henry’s mom Sally never leaves the house. Bean’s mom Lexie, if she is home, is likely nursing a hangover or venting to her friend Claire about Bean’s beloved grandfather Gus, the third member of their sunny household.

Gus’s death unleashes a host of family secrets that brings them all together. And they threaten to change everything—including Bean’s relationship with Henry, her first friend, and who also might turn out to be her first love.

I haven't read anything else by Jo Knowles, although her other books, Lessons from a Dead Girl and Jumping Off Swings both sound like good reads, if a little dark,  and are currently on my Want List.

Pearl  is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2011. 


  1. This one definitely piqued my interest. I love books about dysfunctional families....

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. Whoo hoo for family secrets! That cover is pure awesomeness as well. Thanks for listing it!

  3. Wow! Sounds intriguing.