Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Breaking the Spine that allows us to showcase upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

My choice this week is:

A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay releasing September 14th.


This stunning new novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Sarah's Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present.

It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood. Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Melanie's birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach. It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they'd returned to the island - over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holiday's ceased. But the island's haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories; it reminds Melanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer. When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car.

Recovering from the accident in a nearby hospital, Melanie tries to recall what caused her to crash. Antoine encounters an unexpected ally: sexy, streetwise Angele, a mortician who will teach him new meanings for the words life, love and death. Suddenly, however, the past comes swinging back at both siblings, burdened with a dark truth about their mother, Clarisse.

Trapped in the wake of a shocking family secret shrouded by taboo, Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children. How well does he really know his mother, his children, even himself? Suddenly fragile on all points as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way. By turns, thrilling, seductive, and destructive, with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming, A Secret Kept is the story of a modern family, the invisible ties that hold it together, and the impact it has throughout life.


Belinda said...

Sounds like a promising read. Thanks for the recommend!!

Here's my WOW

Heather said...

LOVE the background on your blog!
Thanks for the Wednesday suggestion!
Now a follower!!

TheBookGirl said...

If it's as good as Sarah's Key, it'll be great :)

I love your blog design, and I will be back!

Jill said...

Me too, me too!!!!

Jackie said...

Kind of emotionally intense for me but nice pick...

My WOW this week at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories is for a Historical Romance...

jackie ^_^

Would love to know where you found your Twitter link bird!

Jenny N. said...

Hope you get your book and that its as good as it sounds.