"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted byBreaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Sisterhood Everlasting (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants #5)
Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: June 14, 2011
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.
Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.
Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.
I didn't know that there was going to be a fifth book but I was super happy when I heard about this one! It sounds super good and I can't wait to read it!
Author: Jessi Kirby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: May 3, 2011
From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead."I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both."I've seen this one around the blogosphere for a while now and it sounds really good. PLUS, SARAH DESSEN blurbed it...now I have to read it!
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON?