Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Going Over

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Going Over by Beth Kephart which is due to be released on April 1st

 It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn’t the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way? National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart presents a story of daring and sacrifice, and love that will not wait. 

I don't know a lot about this book, but I am very intrigued by the idea of a story told on both sides of the Berlin Wall.  I have not read anything by Beth Kephart before, but she seems to be an accomplished writer and I am hoping for big things from this story.  


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