Waiting on Wednesday: The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey

August 7th, 2013

New WoW

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

My pick this week is a book called The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey that releases on August 20.  What first attracted me about this book was the beautiful cover with the book on the bed and the colors so vibrant.   I’ll be reviewing this one later in the month but for now here is a bit about the book from Amazon:

 

dictionary

 

YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL. IT IS NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT.

In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills—for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her—to fight for her country’s freedom and her own happiness.

You can pre-order a copy at Amazon, Amazon Canada, or B&N

 

I can’t wait to read it!  How about everyone else?  What are you anxiously waiting to read?

 

9 Comments to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey”

  1. Oh wow…this sounds like a great pick.

  2. Janine says:

    Wow, thanks for this heads up! I love Massay’s mystery series starring Rei Shimura, and I’m sure I’ll love this novel.

  3. Oh my gosh! This sounds so good! Adding it to my wish list right now.

  4. Melissa B says:

    This book sounds interesting.
    I’ve been anxiously waiting to read “Looking for me” by Beth Hoffman,..and I just started it last night.
    Really enjoying it!

  5. I’ve read of her Rei Shamura mystery books and am eager to find her new novel! Looking forward to your review.

  6. I’ve read all of her Rei Shamura mystery books and am eager to find her new novel! Looking forward to your review.

  7. That cover is very appealing!

  8. bookworm says:

    The Sleeping Dictionary sounds very good and I like the cover too!

  9. Love that cover too!! Great pick!

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