Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney.

Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity. 

Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.

Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking ex-girlfriend for company. He doesn't know how to figure out what to do with her estate, what to say for his Valedictorian speech, let alone how to live or be happy anymore.

When he gets a letter from his mom's property manager in Tokyo, where she had been going for treatment, it shows a side of his mother he never knew. So, with no other sense of direction, Danny travels to Tokyo to connect with his mother's memory and make sense of her final months, which seemed filled with more joy than Danny ever knew. There, among the cherry blossoms, temples, and crowds, and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harajuku girl, he begins to see how it may not have been ancient magic or mystical treatment that kept his mother going. Perhaps, the secret of how to live lies in how she died.

When You Were Here comes out June 4, 2013.


  1. Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I still hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to this one! The author said that fans of TFiOS would love it, so i'm pretty much sold.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  3. This sounds really interesting, and like it might require reading with a box of tissues!

  4. Great pick! This is also on my list as well. It's probably going to be a tear jerker.

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  5. This looks good, but sooooo sad. I don't think I'll be able to do this one. Great pick!
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  6. Wow this book sounds like a tear jerker ans super interesting. May have to add this one to my tbr list. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  7. This does sounds good, and the wait for it is almost over too. Nice pick.

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  8. Sounds good, enjoy!

  9. This looks really good-- I hope that you get to read it soon! (Who am I kidding? I'd like to read it soon too! :D)

  10. Great choice. I have this on my tbr and I can't wait to read it.
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