Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
For 2014, I wanted to try posting some more memes so I'm planning to participate in at least a few WoWs a month, continuing with today's pick:
Grandmaster by David Klass
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Releases February 25, 2014
I'm a big fan of YA contemporary stories and I think chess is fascinating to read about though I don't much like playing the game myself. I have a copy downloaded through Netgalley so will post a review closer to that date. Have you heard of this one? Is it something you'd want to read?Freshman Daniel Pratzer gets a chance to prove himself when the chess team invites him and his father to a weekend-long parent-child tournament. Daniel, thinking that his father is a novice, can’t understand why his teammates want so badly for them to participate. Then he finds out the truth: as a teen, his father was one of the most promising young players in America, but the pressures of the game pushed him too far, and he had to give up chess to save his own life and sanity. Now, thirty years later, Mr. Pratzer returns to the game to face down an old competitor and the same dark demons that lurk in the corners of a mind stretched by the demands of the game. Daniel was looking for acceptance—but the secrets he uncovers about his father will force him to make some surprising moves himself, in Grandmaster by David Klass.