Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Geography of You and Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is

Summary (by Goodreads)

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

This title is already out but I wanted to make mention of it.  Especially since the inspiration for the story occurred during the 2003 blackout that covered 9300 square miles across the USA and Canada.  I was a part of that and remember trying to eat up whatever was in the fridge that would spoil first, bbq'ing and enjoying time with my family without electronics.  We should have more blackouts and call it family cohesion....or (for those who don't get along with family) the 215th season of Survivor.
- Christinabean

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