Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (19)

This week I'm waiting on..

Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber

"At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts – no home, no family, no plan. After her mother’s early death, Iris’s father focuses on big plans for his new shoe stores and his latest girlfriend, and has no time for his daughter. Unbeknownst to her, he hires Iris out as housekeeper and companion for a country doctor’s elderly mother. Suddenly Iris is alone, stuck in gritty rural Missouri, too far from her only friend Leroy and too close to a tenant farmer Cecil Deets, who menaces the neighbors, and Iris suspects, his own daughter.

Iris is buoyed by the warmth and understanding the doctor and his mother show her, but just as she starts to break out of her shell tragedy strikes. Iris must find the guts and cunning to take aim at the devil incarnate and discover if she is really as helpless - or hopeless – or homeless - as she once believed." Summary Courtesy of GoodReads

This sounds sad, but like an uplifting story and I really like the cover.

Release date: July 6th, 2010


  1. Wow, this one does sound a heartbreaking story...but hopefully with a good ending! Nice pick!

  2. Woah, poor girl. Definitely interested to see where the story will lead, and great pick! :)

  3. I like the cover too, sounds like an interesting read!

  4. I love the cover and the premise sounds interesting enough. I'll have to look into this one. Thanks. :D


  5. This sounds like a wonderful, sad book to read. And I love the cover too. :)
    Great pick.

  6. Oh it does sound sad. I hope it has a happy ending.

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