Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
The book I am waiting for this Wednesday is The Chicken Sisters by K.J.Dell’Antonia.
From the book blurb:
Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.
In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi’s and Chicken Frannie’s have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state—and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi’s before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie’s. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality tv restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire….
The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda’s sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, Food Wars becomes her chance to step back into the limelight. Mae is certain she can make the fading Mimi’s look good—even if that pits her against Amanda and Frannie’s. With a greedy producer stoking the flames, their friendly rivalry quickly turns into a game of chicken. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?
Why I am waiting for it? I love reading about complex family dynamics and sibling love. K.J. Dell’Antonia is a former blogger known for her wise and witty exploration of issues related to family relationships and motherhood. She is also the author of ‘Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos’ and ‘How to be a happier parent’ – topics which are close to my heart!
Genre: Fiction/ Family Life
Publisher: G.P.Putnam’s Sons
Expected Publication date: June 2020