“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where bloggers can showcase books that we’re eagerly waiting for.
February 16th 2016 by Graywolf Press
Short Stories, Fiction, Adult Fiction
Fearlessly riding the line between imagination and experience, fact and fiction, the linked stories in Sara Majka’s debut collection offer intimate glimpses of a young New England woman whose life must begin afresh after a divorce. Traveling the roads of Maine and the train tracks of Grand Central Station, moving from vast shorelines to the unmade beds of strangers, these fourteen stories circle the dreams of a narrator who finds herself turning to storytelling as a means of working through the world and of understanding herself. A book that upends our ideas of love and belonging, and which asks how much of ourselves we leave behind with each departure we make, Cities I’ve Never Lived In exposes, with great sadness and great humor, the ways in which we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot stay.
Wow. I think I just lost the ability to write properly because of the beauty of this cover and the synopsis. I’m out of words; I really need to get this one before anyone else does! It sounds promising and it seems like something that is guaranteed to make me sad, so I really want to read it ASAP. I’m very intrigued by how the author created a seemingly sad story in just a few pages.
Also, this could be the perfect choice for “A book set in Europe” in my 2016 Reading Challenge! SO EXCITED.
Are you adding this to your tbr? Let me know in the comments below!