Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reads for Late Summer

The Daughter of Mars by Thomas Keneally Atria: S. & S, Aug 2013, 544p Literary/Historical
In World War I, two Australian sisters serve as nurses. Despite the horrors they witness they both have the chance at love in a French hospital.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker, Viking: Pamela Dorman, Aug 2013, 576p, Fantasy
A graduate student passes through a portal to a fantasy world where she must learn magic skills to survive.

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, Jul 2013, 320p Literary Thriller
In World War II Tuscany, Nazis invade a family’s peace and ten years later, the surviving members of the family are a targeted by a serial killer.

The White Princess (Cousins' War) by Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, July 2013, 544 pages Historical
Royal fiction about Elizabeth of York

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, Viking: Pamela Dorman Books, Aug 2013, 384 p Popular Fiction
Dual love stories of Sophie in WWI France, who risks everything when her portrait—painted by her soldier husband—catches the eye of the local Kommandant and Liv, in 21st century London, who now owns the portrait, a gift from her late husband, and finds she must fight for it at the risk of her new relationship.

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