Apr 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Anxious Hearts

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's selection is Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw and is set to be released May 1, 2010 by Amulet Books.

“Evangeline,” he repeated, calling at a whisper. “Evangeline.” He was not calling that she may hear, he was calling that somehow her soul might know that he was devoted entirely to her, only to her. “Evangeline, I will find you.”

Eva and Gabe explore the golden forest of their seaside Maine town, unknowingly tracing the footsteps of two teens, Evangeline and Gabriel, who once lived in the idyllic wooded village of Acadia more than one hundred years ago. On the day that Evangeline and Gabriel were be wed, their village was attacked and the two were separated. And now in the present, Gabe has mysteriously disappeared from Eva.

A dreamlike, loose retelling of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous love poem “Evangeline,” Anxious Hearts tells an epic tale of unrequited love and the hope that true love can be reunited.

From Goodreads

I am a sucker for good poetry and "Evangeline" is one of those good ones. It is a beautiful epic poem from the mid-19th century. This story has great potential just because it comes from a great source. Granted, even in the synopsis, it's called a "loose retelling" I still think there is hope. I really enjoyed the film Tristan + Isolde and it was a "loose retelling" of one version of their story. The premise of this book looks promising and I hope I can get my hands on a copy.

So, what are you waiting on?

1 comment:

Jessilyn said...

I love poetry and this is amazing to me that someone can re-tell this in their own way and make it modern and also honor the poetry as well ;) Love the idea great cover to I will be looking out for this one.