Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waiting on Wednesday: Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart

My "Waiting on" Wednesday this week is Nothing but Ghosts, by the amazing Beth Kephart. If you haven't read any of her novels (so far two, Undercover and House of Dance), you really should. And whether you read her books or not, you must visit her blog, on which she publishes thoughtful, beautiful observations on life, family, photography, dance, the kindness of people, and anything else imaginable.

Nothing but Ghosts
by Beth Kephart
Released July 1st, 2009

Ever since her mother passed away, Katie’s been alone in her too-big house with her genius dad who restores old paintings for a living. Katie takes a summer job at a garden estate, where, with the help of two brothers and a glamorous librarian, she soon becomes embroiled in decoding a mystery. There are secrets and shadows at the heart of Nothing but Ghosts, symbols hidden in a time-darkened painting, and surprises behind a locked bedroom door. But most of all, this is a love story—the story of a girl who learns about love while also learning to live with her own ghosts.

This is a heart-felt, lyrical tale from the National Book Award nominated author of Undercover and House of Dance.

Why I'm waiting:
Ms. Kephart's first two novels were so beautiful they made me wish time would slow down so that I could lose myself in the writing and I am eagerly anticipating this one. Plus the awesome cover makes me want to find out the secrets within.


  1. This book sounds PERFECT for me (: Can't wait for it!

  2. Whoa. Wow. What a kind soul you are. I hope you wait until June, when the new book comes out, and I will send you one. The galleys are just about 1% shy of what I want them to be.

    You are very sweet. Thank you.

  3. I want to read some of her other books now! They sound really good.

  4. I'm waiting on this one, too. good choice! :)

  5. I have a question.....

    If you promise to overlook a few typos and a few sentences that weren't tweaked but have now been tweaked, I could send you one of the few galleys I have here of GHOSTS.

    But I need to know where to send it.

  6. thanks for pointing out another great book


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