Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Weight of Him

"Waiting on" Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Weight of Him
Ethel Rohan
Expected publication date: February 14, 2017
At four hundred pounds, Billy can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food's colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has always made everything better, until the day Billy's beloved son Michael takes his own life.

Billy determines to make a difference in Michael's memory and undertakes a public weight-loss campaign, to raise money for suicide prevention--his first step in an ambitious plan to save himself, and to save others. However, Billy's dramatic crusade appalls his family, who want to simply try to go on, quietly, privately.

Despite his crushing detractors, Billy gains welcome allies: his community-at-large; a co-worker who lost his father to suicide; a filmmaker with his own dubious agenda; and a secret, miniature kingdom that Billy populates with the sub-quality dolls and soldiers he saves from disposal at the toy factory where he works. But it is only if Billy can confront the truth of the suffering and brokenness within and around him that he and others will be able to realize the recovery they need. - from Goodreads


  1. I have not heard of this one before. The concept is so intriguing and inspirational. I hope that you enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  2. I hadn't heard of this one before but I actually got goosebumps reading the synopsis because it just sounds like such an inspirational and emotional journey. I love that cover too.

    1. Yes, it sounds so different from what I normally read, and I'm really looking forward to it!


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