Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Pulp - Robin Talley

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Pulp!

Robin Talley
Series: n/a
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Waited on by: Sam
In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It’s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound ambition to write and publish her own story, she risks exposing herself—and Marie—to a danger all too real.

Sixty-two years later, Abby Zimet can’t stop thinking about her senior project and its subject—classic 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. Between the pages of her favorite book, the stresses of Abby’s own life are lost to the fictional hopes, desires and tragedies of the characters she’s reading about. She feels especially connected to one author, a woman who wrote under the pseudonym “Marian Love,” and becomes determined to track her down and discover her true identity.

In this novel told in dual narratives, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley weaves together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of words. A stunning story of bravery, love, how far we’ve come and how much farther we have to go.
The first thing that drew me to this book is that wonderful, throwback cover. Then I read the synopsis and got even more excited. We are told the story of two women, in two different timelines. I am a fan of this format. The 1950s was an interesting time period, and I think the contrast between the two eras will be eye-opening. I am also a woman, who likes reading stories about women facing challenges. I am intrigued by the link between these two characters, and trust Robin Talley to tell a story, which will be quite powerful.

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. This one sounds like a story I'd love to read as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like the sound of the dual timelines too, and I agree about that cover. Very nice.

  3. That is a gorgeous throwback cover for sure! I love the bright yellow -- and the two women and the dual timelines sound wonderful! I like the sound of Abby and Janet <3

  4. This sounds very promising, Sam. I do hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it.

  5. I enjoy books with dual timelines and this one sounds like it tackles a tough but important topic. I hope it delivers!

  6. Love the sound of this one! I’m a sucker for a dual time period and the 50’s was such an interesting time. A lot of change was right on the horizon. Great pick!

  7. This one sounds awesome!! I do really like the books I've read by Talley, and I'm excited to see her doing another historical fiction novel (or half historical fiction LOL).


  8. I think I need to add this to my tbr. :)

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  9. That cover is pretty wonderful. Sure hope you love this one!

  10. Robin Talley writes beautiful books about beautiful girls being in love with each other in a time when it was frowned upon in the most oppressive way and that is why she will always be on my auto-buy list. I absolutely love her! :)

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    Suz @ Bookish Revelations

  11. That's a totally new to me one! Hope you positively love it once you read it!

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  12. Stunning cover and this sounds like a wonderful read.

  13. I'm super super super excited for this one, too, Sam! I do like my two different time periods time, and I feel like I start to enjoy them more with writers bringing all the intrigue for each one. This one sounds like it's going to be a great one, and I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! :)

  14. Robin Talley has a new book? I love that cover too!

  15. Oh this sounds good and I love the cover too!

  16. I really love the cover for this one. Very vintage and the synopsis sounds fantastic. Happy reading!

  17. I love dual timeline stories so this really appeals to me. That cover is fabulous too!

  18. The title of this one instantly intrigued me as well! I also really like that it is set in two timelines. I can't remember how much I have or haven't read in the 1950s setting, but I don't think it's a lot. So I would be able to take something away from reading this one!