AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard (WoW #166)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

AND WE STAY releases on January 28th, 2014 from Delacorte Books.

I’ve never read a book written in prose but this sounds heart-wrenching and awesome. What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Georgie @ What She Reads

    September 18, 2013

    I think i need this book just a little bit. That synopsis is WOW. Great pick this week.

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    Martina Koleva

    September 18, 2013

    I saw this one last week and I already have it on my to-read list. I’d love to give it a try. Great pick and I hope you enjoy reading it.
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    September 18, 2013

    I can’t wait to read this book too. Pretty cover and even better blurb.
    Great choice.

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    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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    September 18, 2013

    This sounds really interesting…I’m going to wait and see what you think, because it *may* end up on my TBR list!!

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    Bree :)
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    September 18, 2013

    It will be interesting to read this, since I haven’t read a book in prose either.


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    Grace Fonseca

    September 18, 2013

    I must say this is a brand new book to me. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds really good. Adding this book to my ever growing wish list.

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    Nikki @ The Paper Sea

    September 18, 2013

    Hmm, this sounds interesting. The spirit of Emily Dickenson, the poet, right? I love her poetry so it’ll be interesting to see how it’s used in And We Stay!

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    Rachel Patrick

    September 18, 2013

    I’ve books written in prose before (Lisa Schroeder’s YA books) and really liked it. This one sounds interesting, especially with the ghost of Emily Dickinson. Thanks for pointing it out!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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      Rachel Patrick

      September 18, 2013

      *I’ve READ books written in prose

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    September 18, 2013

    This one is on my TBR as well.

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    September 18, 2013

    Eeek. This sounds heart-rending. You’re a brave one!