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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Veracity

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Veracity by Laura Bynum

Publisher/Publication Date: Pocket (Simon & Schuster), Jan 2010

Harper Adams was six years old in 2012 when an act of viral terrorism wiped out one-half of the country's population. Out of the ashes rose a new government, the Confederation of the Willing, dedicated to maintaining order at any cost. The populace is controlled via government-sanctioned sex and drugs, a brutal police force known as the Blue Coats, and a device called the slate, a mandatory implant that monitors every word a person speaks. To utter a Red-Listed, forbidden word is to risk physical punishment or even death.

But there are those who resist. Guided by the fabled "Book of Noah," they are determined to shake the people from their apathy and ignorance, and are prepared to start a war in the name of freedom. The newest member of this resistance is Harper -- a woman driven by memories of a daughter lost, a daughter whose very name was erased by the Red List. And she possesses a power that could make her the underground warriors' ultimate weapon -- or the instrument of their destruction.

In the tradition of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Laura Bynum has written an astonishing debut novel about a chilling, all-too-plausible future in which speech is a weapon and security comes at the highest price of all. (Simon & Schuster)

LAURA BYNUM was born in Springfield, Illinois (Land of Lincoln) in 1968. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, and earned an MA in Mass Media and Interpersonal Communications from Eastern Illinois University. She has extensive experience in marketing, corporate training and public relations. In 2006 she attended the Maui Writer's Conference and was awarded its top prize—the Rupert Hughes Prose Award—for an early draft of VERACITY. She is currently at work on a second novel. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Virginia.

What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Publisher/Publication Date: Pocket, Jan 2010
ISBN: 978-1439123348
384 pages


fredamans said...

This book DOES look very good!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that sounds totally engrossing! I love your new header!

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Hmm...anything that is compared to Handmaid's Tale is on my radar. Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine.

Crystal said...

I love the cover and it sounds really good. I'm adding it to my list.

Mary said...

Great cover!

Sheila Deeth said...

Cool. They really sounds one to look out for.

Debbie's World of Books said...

Wow, this sounds great!


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