Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher & Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty


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: 
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
Publication: July 12th, 2022
Tor Nightfire
Hardcover. 176 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. 
What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves. 
Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all."
Since reading my first T. Kingfisher book about two years ago, I've been loving every single book I read of hers, and I'm both hoping and betting that this one is going to be no exception. I sincerely cannot wait for What Moves the Dead!

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
Publication: July 5th, 2022
Tin House Books
Paperback. 296 pages.

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From Goodreads:
"How do the living come back to life? 
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. 
In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and community bonds as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson, and thinks he is her dead brother come back to life; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. 
In a collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of a Native community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction."
I am super excited about the premise of this collection and am really hoping to get a chance to read it!

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


  1. I'm not usually one for short story collections, but Night of the Living Rez does sound really good!

  2. I've been really curious about Kingfisher since seeing reviews of some of their books, and Night of the Living Rez sounds awesome- gonna get that one!