Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On the bookshelf


As I sit here, wishing that I was lounging, with my face in my book, I realize that I have been lax in putting my reads up here. (Doods, this IS important for me to do... because when you ask me for book recommendations - or, if I have read a particular book - my old, unable-to-retain-information brain needs someplace to check. Der.)

Reading now:

So far, so good. Relatively quick read. Wish I was reading instead of doing what I am doing, remember?

 


Description from Amazon: Weaving together the stories of three very different women loosely tied to each other, debut novelist Blake takes readers back and forth between small town America and war-torn Europe in 1940. Single, 40-year-old postmistress Iris James and young newlywed Emma Trask are both new arrivals to Franklin, Mass., on Cape Cod. While Iris and Emma go about their daily lives, they follow American reporter Frankie Bard on the radio as she delivers powerful and personal accounts from the London Blitz and elsewhere in Europe. While Trask waits for the return of her husband—a volunteer doctor stationed in England—James comes across a letter with valuable information that she chooses to hide. Blake captures two different worlds—a na├»ve nation in denial and, across the ocean, a continent wracked with terror—with a deft sense of character and plot, and a perfect willingness to take on big, complex questions, such as the merits of truth and truth-telling in wartime.

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