Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight upcoming releases we are excited about that we have yet to read.
The book I’m waiting on this week is…
I was thrilled to receive a surprise copy of The Girls at 17 Swann Street from St. Martin’s Press and due to publish in February! Just look at that synopsis! I love lyrical writing, and the premise sounds emotional. I also love the idea of the characters supporting each other in their recoveries. The author has an amazing website of essays Aristotle at Afternoon Tea. After getting a taste of her writing, I absolutely cannot wait to read this book!
Synopsis from GOODREADS:
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists’ list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound.
Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day.
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting, intimate journey of a young woman’s struggle to reclaim her life. Every bite causes anxiety. Every flavor induces guilt. And every step Anna takes toward recovery will require strength, endurance, and the support of the girls at 17 Swann Street.
Have you read The Girls at 17 Swann Street, or is it on your shelf? Please share your link to Can’t Wait/Waiting on Wednesdays/WWW, so I can check yours out! Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR