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Wishlist Wednesday #24

wishlist-wednesdayIt’s time for another Wishlist Wednesday! This weekly book-related blog hop was started by Dani at Pen to Paper and each week those who participate share one book that they desperately want to add to their bookshelf. I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly finding new titles that I feel deserve a spot on my shelf. So without further ado here’s this weeks pick.

This book has been getting quite a lot of hype recently, and even  appeared on The Colbert Report. I will say that I was attracted to the beautiful cover and its earthy feel. It also helps that my favorite colour is green. Points for the publishers.

18774020Title: California

Author: Edan Lepucki.

Format: Hardcover, 393 pages.

Published: July 8th 2014 by Little, Brown and Company.

Goodreads Summary: The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they’ve left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can’t reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they’ve built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she’s pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

From what I can tell this debut novel has gotten very mixed reviews, but it sounds interesting and I’m always up for supporting a new author.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Share it below.

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