June 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (98)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

All The Earth, Thrown to the Sky by Joe R. Lansdale

Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor's car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn't need much convincing. But a run-in with one of the era's most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane's plan, and soon the three kids are hitching the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival wrestler turned bank robber of the danger he faces and, in the process, find a new home for themselves. This road trip adventure from the legendary Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling and colorful ride through Depression-era America.

Okay... road trip + historical setting + no parents+gangsters & con men?
YES, please! 

Plus, the author has A LOT of adult books published and this is his first YA.

Release Date: September 13, 2011


  1. Haven't heard of this one before, but the adventure sounds epic. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. I just saw the cover for this book a few minutes ago and it's just fabulous! Kids and gangsters in a historical book? Sounds nice! Great pick. :)

  3. Great pick. This one sounds like a great book. Thanks for posting it.
    Ange @ Moonlight Reader

    My WoW: http://ange-moonlightreader.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-9.html

  4. This sounds like a great road trip story! Always love those :)

    Great pick!

    Check out my WoW on my blog :)

  5. Ooooh you had me at road trip adventure - it's going on my wishlist.

  6. Must read, great choice.


  7. I always think it is interesting when adults start to branch into YA. Great pick. :)

  8. So cool!! I always love your WoWs :D

  9. Never heard of this author, but I love-love the sounds of this book! Thanks, Sab!


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