Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Crossings by Alex Landragin & The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 

Crossings by Alex Landragin
Publication: July 28th, 2020
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover. 384 pages.

"On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy."
I read an ARC of this a couple months ago and I am so excited to see what the finished book looks like! This book has a pretty unique format that plays with reading order, which basically means that there are two separate ways you can read this book and get two different story formats and it's amazing! I love experimental books like this.

The Daughters of Foxcote Manor
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase
Publication: July 21st, 2020
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Hardcover. 368 pages.

"An isolated forest estate.
A family with a terrible secret.
The discovery that changes everything.

England, 1970. On the one-year anniversary of the Harrington family's darkest night, their beautiful London home goes up in flames. Mrs. Harrington, the two children, and live-in nanny Rita relocate to Foxcote Manor, ostensibly to recuperate. But the creeping forest, where lost things have a way of coming back, is not as restful as it seems. When thirteen-year-old Hera discovers a baby girl abandoned just beyond their garden gate, this tiniest, most wondrous of secrets brings a much-needed sunlit peace, until a visitor detonates the family's tenuous happiness. All too soon a body lies dead in the woods. 

Forty years later, London-based Sylvie is an expert at looking the other way. It's how she stayed married to her unfaithful husband for more than twenty years. But she's turned over a new leaf, having left him for a fresh start. She buried her own origin story decades ago, never imagining her teenage daughter would have a shocking reason to dig the past up--and to ask Sylvie to finally face the secrets that lead her back to Foxcote Manor."
This sounds like it'll have some great atmosphere and a really intriguing plot, so I'm looking forward to checking it out sometime!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. The Daughters of Foxcote Manor has so many elements I love! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm intrigued by both of these, wow! I don't even know which appeals to me most😁 But I can't wait to read your review of Crossings.

  3. Oh I like the sounds of both of these. Thanks for sharing them!

  4. These both sound great, but I especially love the sound of the second one. I do like how atmospheric Foxcote Manor sounds!

  5. The Daughters of Foxcote Manor is on my wish list. I am very eager to read that one! I haven't heard of Crossings before, but it really sounds good too! I hope you enjoy both of these when you read them!