Author: Edan Lepucki

Waiting on Wednesday – Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

August 31, 2016 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday – Woman No. 17 by Edan LepuckiWoman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Published by Hogarth on May 9th 2017
Pages: 320
Genres: Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
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A dark, sexy noir about the intensity of female relationships—whether mother to daughter or friend to friend—that lies behind the hedgerows of beautifully manicured Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of CALIFORNIA

When Lady decides to take a break from her husband, she hires a live-in nanny so she can finish her book—but also possibly to avoid her children. S, a young artist/student, arrives on her doorstep to interview for the job and instantly connects with both her sons, but soon begins to act in a way that causes Lady to question her reason for being there. This twisty, moody, bizarre, and confidently written second novel is a riveting exploration of female friendship that will further establish Lepucki as a major voice in literary fiction.

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.

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I was admittedly not a fan of California, but I damn near adored her short story If You’re Not Yet Like Me so Edan and I are tied. 🙂 I’ll definitely be giving this one a shot.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Waiting on Wednesday – California by Edan Lepucki

February 5, 2014 Bonnie 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?

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