Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wish List Wednesday #1

The idea behind this post is self-explanatory, but what's new is that I've decided to participate in the blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog.
"Wish List Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves."

Goodreads Synopsis: A missing child, a buried tin of coins, and a terrible secret — these lie at the heart of Muriel Macleod’s powerful first novel set deep in the back country of early-20th-century Louisiana, where lawlessness still reigns and the voodoo curses and charms of the old ways hold sway. Here eight-year-old Arletta lives with her family in an isolated shack in the woods. Sometimes she sees the white men walking down the track toward her home and knows to hide. But sometimes she sees them too late, until one day she finds the strength to fight back with ferocity. The men don’t return. But when years later she hears that another girl has been attacked, and past meets present, Arletta is compelled to act, plotting a revenge that will leave its mark on history.

I chose this book for my wish list because after watching Beasts of the Southern Wild I've taken an interest in books and movies set in Louisiana. Beyond the setting the story sounds amazing and powerful. I think this book will be a great introduction into the historical fiction genre for me. 
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great read. I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/wishlist-wednesday_27.html