My Waiting on Wednesday for this week is one that I am highly anticipating. It is a Hamlet retelling, which is my favourite Shakespeare play. I cannot wait for this one and I'm showing it to you now so everyone can nod in agreement with me and talk about how this is going to be a big one next year. Without further ado, I give you...
THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY by Cat Winters
A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.
1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.
The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.Title: THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY
Author: Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Expected Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Everything about this book SCREAMS that I will love it. One: Cat Winters being the author. Two: HAMLET RETELLING. Three: That GORGEOUS COVER. Anyway, I know where I will be March 8th, curled up with this one.