Can’t Wait Wednesday – TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS by Samantha Mabry


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is TIGERS, NOT DAUGHTERS by Samantha Mabry.  I was drawn to this book mainly because of the quote by Julia Alvarez, who describes this story as a magical and modern retelling of Little Women.  I love retellings and I love Little Women so I have high hopes for this one.  I was also intrigued by the description of it being “one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.”


Publication Date:  March 24, 2020


From Netgalley:

“Move over, Louisa May Alcott! Samantha Mabry has written her very own magical Little Women for our times. This is no family of tamed girls but a clan of fierce and fighting young women who will draw readers into their spell. A celebration of the bonds of sisterhood and of the ways we heal by reaching beyond our losses, our brokenness and fears to the love that holds and heals.” —Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.

In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.




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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

20 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    I know you like Little Women, Suzanne, but how I wish we could get movies about women and families like this and not the *same* book again. And again.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I was the same way. I thought the cover was pretty but as soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I had to get my hands on this book.

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I am not much of a fantasy reader, but I am intrigued by this magical version of Little Women.

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