Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. (Button courtesy of Bewitched Bookworms.)

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

Title: Skinny
Author: Diana Spechler
Release Date: April 26

From B&

After her father’s death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann finds herself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandons her life in New York City for a job at a southern weight-loss camp. There, caught among the warring egos of her devious co-counselor, Sheena; the self-aggrandizing camp director, Lewis; his attractive assistant, Bennett; and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is confronted by a captivating mystery: her teenage half-sister, Eden, whom Gray never knew existed. Now, while unraveling her father’s lies, Gray must tackle her own self-deceptions and take control of her body and her life.

Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Skinny illuminates a young woman’s struggle to make sense of the link between hunger and emotion, and to make peace with her demons, her body, and herself.


  1. My sister had an eating disorder, so this one hits home for me...and I love the Southern aspect, too. This one's going on my list!

  2. Sometimes it is hard to write about such taboo issues. It is wonderful to find authors who are willing to step on the ledge for us.

    Wonderful pick that is bound to be full of wonderful words. Stop by to see what I am waiting for!

    Black Disaster Fairy

  3. This sounds great. I'll be looking for it. Shari over at

  4. I just got this one the other day and can't wait to read it. It does sound fantastic!

  5. This sounds like a great book. I'm adding it to by TBR list.