Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #126: Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A. McKillip


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of three brand-new stories, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents.

Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate.

Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will delight in these previously uncollected tales; those new to her work will find much to enchant them.


Dreams of Distant Shores is due out June 14, 2016 from Tachyon Publications. 

Why am I waiting on this book?
The descriptions of the short stories mentioned in the synopsis sound good. And then there is a blurb that writer/poet Jane Yolen did for the book: “I love Patricia McKillip’s novels, but even more, I am passionate about her brilliant short stories." I respect Jane Yolen's opinion. I'm looking forward to the variety that a collection of short stories brings along with quality writing.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!