Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Coming Soon to a Library Near You

Coming Soon to a Library Near You is a weekly feature inspired by Jill at Breaking the Spine that looks at upcoming books.

This Week’s Book: Forge
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release Date: October 19th 2010

In this compelling sequel to Chains, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson shifts perspective from Isabel to Curzon and brings to the page the tale of what it takes for runaway slaves to forge their own paths in a world of obstacles — and in the midst of the American Revolution. The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge — against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom. (Amazon)

The first book in the series Chains was so beautifully done, I feel like I’ve been counting down the days for this book forever.


Lori said...

I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

Melissa said...

This sounds really good, and I love her writing style! :)

Nina said...

I have not read Chains! I only read one book written by this author and that one was very good. (Wintergirls). ;)

TheBookishSnob said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy it.

Happy Wednesday

Alayne said...

Very compelling read. Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Katie said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone. I used Chains in a book talk I did for one of my classes, so it seems a lot of people are now awaiting this sequal with me. Happy Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Okay, now I really have to read Chains! :D


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