Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Sundance

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

by David Fuller
Expected Publication Date: May 29, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads

A gripping historical novel of love and vengeance starring Harry Longbaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid.

Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.

Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias.

When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn’t changed are Longbaugh’s ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place.

It’s been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city’s immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him.

By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world.

Why I am waiting....
I loved the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”! I even named my puppy Sundance! I’m looking forward to this ‘what if’ story!
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  1. The idea of this book sounds really cool, especially with it becoming more modern for his time! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

  2. Sounds like a good read, I hope you enjoy it :)

  3. I love all things Sundance, from the movie to the film venue....thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “SCARED SCRIPTLESS”

  4. Oh I love that cover!! I have never seen this one before but it sounds really good. I hope you'll enjoy it! :) Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. I've never seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Well, to be honest, I'm not very familiar with Butch Cassidy or his gang at all, but this book sounds fun and thrilling! It makes me want to check out the movie to see what I've been missing. Great pick!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review