Waiting on Wednesday – California by Edan Lepucki

Posted February 5, 2014 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 16 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – California by Edan LepuckiCalifornia by Edan Lepucki
Published by Little Brown and Company on July 8, 2014
Pages: 400
Genres: Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
Format: Hardcover
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The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

About Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, and FiveChapters, among other publications, and she is the winner of the 2009 James D. Phelan Award. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised.

She likes cooking, reading and filling out forms.

Post-Apocalyptic books are definitely not a rarity these days but I’m convinced this one sounds like a winner. It seems to be one of those types that you can easily picture as a possibility of things to come which are my favorite even if they completely freak me out.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @Β Breaking the Spine

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16 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – California by Edan Lepucki

  1. Someone just RT this post on Twitter, and I had to tell you that the book is definitely worth reading. I still have about 40ish pages left, but I’m really enjoying it. The ending could make or break it, I think, but regardless it’s worth a shot. Hope you enjoy it!

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