Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Between Sisters

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's one of my favorite memes :)

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Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe

Release Date: September 1, 2010

The future looks bleak indeed for 16-year-old Gloria. Living in a poor area of Accra, she dreams of becoming a dressmaker, but after failing 13 out of 15 subjects on her final exams it seems unlikely to happen. Then a distant relative, Christine, offers to move Gloria to Kumasi to look after her son. In exchange, Christine will pay for Gloria to go to dressmaking school. In Kumasi everything seems possible, and life is grander than anything Gloria has ever experienced. But Kumasi is also full of temptations, like the popular boutique where the owner takes a fancy to Gloria and encourages her to buy clothes on credit. There’s also the smooth-talking Dr. Kusi, who gives Gloria rides in his red Passat and invites her to bring food to his apartment. Eventually betrayed by those around her, Gloria must reconcile her future, her family, and her desires.

-I received this book for review. It sounds good, I like that it's not set in America and not about an American trying to find herself in a foreign country (although I do like some of those stories). I'm ready to visit Ghana via sofa :)

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What books are you waiting on this week? Any POC releases?

*I will be out of town until August 1st and will have no computer access. I will respond to all emails and comments when I get back.