Thanks to Breaking the Spine for hosting Waiting on Wednesday, where you can share future book releases that you are waiting for with other bloggers. My choice this week comes out in just a couple of weeks, so there isn’t too long to wait this time!
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Release date: August 7th 2012 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The cover doesn’t exactly scream “Post-Apocalyptic” does it? But this novel is exactly that. Here’s the description from Goodreads:
A riveting, powerful debut novel from an award-winning adventure writer: the story of a pilot surviving in a world filled with loss—and of what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.
Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
It’s got some pretty good reviews so far, and I’m a sucker for dog stories, so I’m looking forward to reading it. What are you waiting on this week?