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Waiting on Wednesday (2)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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

Home is where the bodies are buried.

Darkly humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at life, death, and love.

Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:

Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.

At Need: They are in shock, mourning a loved one’s unexpected death. Leigh avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the headstone choice (mostly granite).

Sarcastic and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to get a life?

What's your "waiting on" pick this week? Leave it in the comments below!

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  1. Yes, this is one I'm DEFINITELY excited about!

    Thanks for stopping by my Waiting on Wednesday.

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  2. I haven't heard of this but it sounds intense! Hope you enjoy it when it comes out, and thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. This one sounds so unique! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    I just subscribed to your blog.

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  4. Definitely excited for this one! I love "graveyard/reaper" stories. Awesome pick!
    Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  5. Well, this one definitely sounds unique, and fun! But also on the sad side, with the loss of a best friend. Cool choice! My WoW.

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  6. This has a really unique premise! I haven't heard of it but thanks for sharing it :)

    Here's My WoW :)

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  7. I love this! I've seen it before and it sounds like something that i would really love since I am really into stripping off the taboo that surrounds dead bodies.

    Thanks for coming by my blog! :)

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  8. This looks really interesting! I like when contemporaries break the mold a bit and explore more alternative families and occupations. Adding it to my TBR!

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  9. This was my pick awhile ago! So excited! Sounds very Six Feet Under with it's dark humor. Can't wait! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  10. This sounds really good! I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  11. This one sounds intriguing! *adds it to ever-growing TBR list*

    Thanks for stopping by My WOW! :)

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  12. I'm very excited to read this one as well. It's sounds fresh among all YA contemp stories, and the author is sweet too! We're featuring this book and the author on the blog for the month of August. Feel free to stop by then and check it out (and enter giveaway?) :) Great pick, Samantha!

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  13. Nice pick! I love that the story seems so unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I am so, so excited for this one! I love how unique it sounds. I knew a girl who lived in a funeral home, and it was just so completely normal to her, she didn't get how the rest of us were so alarmed. I love this whole concept! GREAT pick :)

    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  15. Well, this is definitely a very unusual, and yet, fascinating, pick!! Far from sounding creepy, it sounds like there's a lot of humor involved! I'm VERY intrigued, so I congratulate you on selecting this one for your WOW! I want to find out what happens between Leigh and Dario!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my own WOW!! New GFC follower!! : )

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  16. Oops! I really meant to follow you on the GFC widget, but there seems to be a glitch. Hope you can get Blogger to fix it! Then I can come back and follow. Let me know by emailing me at twilightdreamlovermb@gmail.com. C YA!!

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  17. I haven't heard of this one and it sounds pretty good. Unique. I might have to go check it out.
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. This one's already on my TBR list and it's getting published in less than a month! Yay! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW :)

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  19. Sounds like a very unique book, I'll go check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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  21. Hadn't heard of this book but I like the sound of it :D

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  22. I hadn't heard of it before but I'm kind of scared of the topic. Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  23. Hi Samantha! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

    Nice choice! I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I've never heard of this one. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  25. Oooh, I remember seeing this in the bookstore, but I never wrote it down! So intriguing :) I'll have to add it to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. I have heard about this one before and then immediately added it to my wishlist. Haven't gotten around to buying it though.. Hope you get it soon!

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  27. I'm not a big YA person, but hope you enjoy it!

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  28. New follower via GFC :), follow back please?
    I hadn't heard of this book, but I now have it added to my TBR
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!

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  29. I haven't heard of it but sounds really interesting. Thanks for stopping by and new follower ;)

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  30. I've never heard of this one before, but it's going on my TBR now! :)

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  31. It sounds different and interesting. Thanks for stopping by and new follower. Follow back?

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  32. New Follower! Follow back? This sounds really different. I don't think I've ever read something like this, but it's now on my TBR. Thanks for commenting.

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  33. Huh, I haven't heard of this before, but my interest is definitely piqued! Sounds like a very unique read. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  34. Wow, what an interesting concept. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This one sounds so interestingly, darkly humorous is very appealing to me. It sounds like a must read. Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. Great pick! Go NetGalley that it's up there for eARC reading! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  37. This sounds like it is going to be quite the interesting read!

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  38. Sounds like it's going to be quite good - or at least intriguing. Nice pick!

    Henna @ Howling for Books

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  39. Sounds intriguing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Sounds interesting, thank you so much for sharing :)

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  41. I'm very curious about this one... have been seeing it around now! Thanks for sharing. :)

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