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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#30) Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Love Letters to the Dead by
Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

From Goodreads:  
It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because she thought he’d understand since he died young just like her sister, May, did. Soon Laurel is writing letters to lots of dead people—Janis Joplin, Amy Winhouse, Ameilia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more—although she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about what it’s like going to a new school, meeting new friends, falling in love for the first time, how her family splinters apart after May dies. She even writes about the abuse she suffered—while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May, and to see her as the person she was: lovely and amazing and deeply flawed.

Trained as a poet at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Ava Dellaira brings a lyrical, haunting beauty to her prose.

Why I'm Waiting:
This sounds like an absolutely amazing beautiful book.  The concept seems so unique and special.  I can't wait to get my hands on it.


  1. I really want to check this out. It just sounds really interesting and I love the cover :)

    My WW!

  2. Ooh nice!! Been seeing this one around lately! Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Awesome pick. This is a popular one. It sounds really good.

    Happy Wednesday :)

  4. This sounds so unique! The cover is gorgeous, too. Great pick :)

  5. I know what you mean by this sounding like a beautiful book. I have a feeling that I will cry my heart out if I read this :)

    Here's my WoW .

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  6. I've never read a book in prose and i've never really been tempted to but this one sounds really interesting.

    My WoW

  7. This sounds like a beautiful book. April is too far away! Thank you for sharing, I'll definitely be adding this to my to-read list.

    Great pick!
    //Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains

  8. I think I found a new book to add to my TBR list, this sounds awesome!!
    Thanks so much for sharing, Also a new GFC follower

  9. Agreed. This one sounds so unique and I LOVE this cover. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  10. Love Letters to the Dead is beautifully written, and reminded me very much of one of my favorite books, The Perks of Being a Wallflower because it deals with growing up and dealing with some challenging situations.

    Read this book. You won't regret it.

  11. Stories such as these are delicate but also poignant and emotional. Love Letters To The Dead was an excellent debut and I wholeheartedly recommend it to readers who are looking for a novel to stir their heart and soul.

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