Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamland Burning

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Dreamland Burning

 

 

From Goodreads:

“Some bodies won’t stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past… and the present.

Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations – both yesterday and today.”

 

Have you heard of this one? I cannot wait to read this story!

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Dreamland Burning

    1. Historical fiction is not my first go-to genre but I am discovering I like it more than I thought I would. Plus, this is set in my home state of Oklahoma so I feel I have to read it. 🙂

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