Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wish List Wednesday - October 14

So, I've seen Wish List Wednesday posts all over the blogosphere, and I thought it would be a neat idea to adapt it to my blog. I have wish lists at both Paperback Swap and BookMooch, and am always adding new books to them. So, I'm going to feature a book (or two) each week on Wednesdays that I'm wishing for. You are welcome to join in on the fun!

This week, I am wishing for Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin, which was just released this month.

From the publisher's website:
"Thank goodness you're such a plain child. You'll have to rely on your wits."
So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence. But my wits hadn't served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (for Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart.

So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I've been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning.
And from Publisher's Weekly:
Harriet Sherwood longs to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a champion for social justice, but Harriet didn't plan on ending up incarcerated. She spends her jail time recalling the histories of her great-grandmother Hannah, Grandma Bebe and her mother, Lucy, each of whom faced struggles and spiritual questions as they found ways to fight: Hannah participated in the Underground Railroad, Bebe fought demon rum, and Lucy fought for a woman's right to vote.
The story really intrigues me, and I think the cover is quite pretty, too. I haven't read anything by Ms. Austin, but from what I've heard she is a wonderful author.

~So, what are YOU wishing for this fine Wednesday?~


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