Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to highlight releases they are eagerly awaiting.
Title: Lucky Us
Author: Amy Bloom
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Page Count: 256
Summary via Goodreads
"My father's wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us."
So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed Away was called "a literary triumph" by The New York Times.
Brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny, Lucky Us
introduces us to Eva and Iris. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the
hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey across 1940s America in
search of fame and fortune. Iris's ambitions take them from small-town
Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, across the America of
Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, to the jazz clubs and golden
mansions of Long Island.
With their friends in high and low
places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine through a landscape of big
dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing,
memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and
resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the
creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family
life. From Brooklyn's beauty parlors to London's West End, a group of
unforgettable people love, lie, cheat, and survive in this story of our
fragile, absurd, heroic species
This book sounds awesome! Travel, clubs, war, adventure...sign me up!
What are you looking forward to?