Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday - The Returned

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...  

The Returned by Jason Mott

* Book will be released August 27, 2013

Check out the description from Barnes & Noble:

"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."
Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old. 
All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he's their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human. 
With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction."

This looks like an extremely interesting read.  I can’t wait to see what the explanation is for all these dead people suddenly returning.  I looks like it could be a good mix of serious/kind of surreal/paranormal.


  1. Ooh, this sounds kind of creepy. Great choice! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

    1. Yes, I think it might be a pretty creepy/weird book. Thanks :)

  2. I already have this on my wishlist. Looks creepy good! The early reviews out are saying this is a good read. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Nice, yes I'm hoping it is creepy good too. That's good to hear, thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. This one sounds mysterious and definitely worth checking out. Thanks for sharing this one. I haven't seen it around yet.

    My WOW:

    1. Yes, the description sounded really intriguing.


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