Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (31): Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

Check out my 2010 Book Lists - a series of VERY extensive posts reviewing and categorizing the books I read in 2010! See if your favorite is on the list or add to your TBR list!

Piper's Son

-Candlewick, March 8, 2011 - US Release (already out in Australia)
-I haven't read Saving Francesca but I loved Jellicoe Road and Finnikin of the Rock. I can't wait to read more from Melina!

-Goodreads; Amazon

Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca - only this time it's five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death.

And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.

21 comments :

  1. Nice pick! It's a great book.
    It's weird to think of books being released here and not in the US! I'm always waiting on book already out in the US.

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  2. I haven't read anything by Melina Marchetta *hangs head in shame* Her books all sound fabulous and really emotionally engaging which I always love, so I need to remedy my failure asap:)

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  4. Sounds like a really great read, I hadn't heard of it previously.

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  5. Saving Francesca is one of my favorite books! I bet this one is good, too. Fresh pick!

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  6. Hi Alison! I must confess I don't read many fiction books that do not involve anything paranormal or an element of sci-fi, horror, fantasy etc. I have resolved to read more "normal" fiction this year and will be adding this book to my list! Have a great week!

    Sonette @ bookaholic-worm.blogspot.com

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  7. Like Jenny, I haven't read anything by Melina Marchetta, but this book sounds awesome! Nice pick! :)

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  8. I am waiting on this one too. I have read some great reviews about it and can't wait to see how great the book is for myself. Great pick!

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  9. Nice pick. I haven't read anything by Melina Marchetta but I hope to change that this year.

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  10. Ooooh, I need to check these out...Happy New Year!

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  11. I have Jellicoe Road on my TBR pile but I heard great things about it and Melina's writing. I will be adding this one to my list. Great pick!

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  12. Sweet pick! I've heard good things about this one.

    BTW, your blog is ADORABLE!

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  13. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  14. Great Pick. I loved Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca is on my TBR pile.

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  15. I love your blog template. So cute.

    Nice pick. Here's mine @ http://asthepagesturn.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday-animal-magnetism.html

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  16. This book sounds intense, I regretfully say I haven't read any of Melina Marchetta's books either. Might have to give it a try.


    My WOW

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  17. Looks like a great pick. It may be too much in the past for me, I'll look for reviews to help guide me when this one comes out.

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  18. Sounds interesting! I will keep an eyes on this one.

    My WOW

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  19. hey! thanks for posting this im definitly adding this author to my list to check out =)

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  20. Hey I'm Alisha and over at my blog I awarded you the stylish blogger award!

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  21. I'll have to grab this, I liked Saving Francesca. Thanks for letting me know its out there

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