"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.
My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune—until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes. Then he starts to wonder if all his happiness is about to be eclipsed. Desperate to save the one precious thing he has left, William enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre business.
And Bellman & Black is born.
Oh my gosh, am I excited about this book. Diane Setterfield's debut novel, The Thirteenth Tale, remains one of my all time favorite books, and I've been looking forward to a follow up from her for years now. Well, just this morning I discovered that that follow up is finally being released this year and I knew what my Waiting on Wednesday selection was going to be! I'll be definitely picking this up in November.
Bellman and Black will be released on November 5, 2013, from Atria Books.
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