Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #328: A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From Goodreads:

Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. 

Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. 

As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire is expected to be released October 6th, 2020 by William Morrow.

Why am I waiting on this book? I love retellings. This is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans." I know there are other retellings of this tale out there, but this is the first one in novel-length I've seen in a while. And it will make a good fall read. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. It's been awhile since I've read one of Maguire's books, but I should get back to them as much as I love retellings. Hadn't heard of this one till now, so thanks for sharing!
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  2. I just saw mention of this one and am so excited! I enjoy re-tellings too and Gregory Maguire creates such unique ones. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it. Have a great weekend, Laura!