Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Same Place, Different Time

Lately I've thoroughly enjoyed being transported back to the 1880's, the 1930's as well as the 1940's. Each of the novels below are lovely, and expressive. The stories remind me of what my Grandmother's early days might have been like when she enjoyed the big city or a fun adventure, though perhaps drinking a bit less gin :-/ Sometimes, it's fun to time-travel, within the safe confines of the pages of a book, of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Against the Tide - Elizabeth Camden

Orphaned Lydia works in 1880's Boston as a (genius) translator where Bane, an annoying customer, insists upon disrupting her desk and interrupting her day. When she loses her job, Bane is there once again to offer her a position working with him, which eventually drags her into an unexpected adventure in fighting crime.
Could. Not. Put. It. Down.


Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

Katie Kontent and her roommate meet Tinker at a party in New York in the 1930's, and promptly both fall for him. Running from party to party, reading nothing but classics, sharing ready and strong opinions, and answering the many demands of her secretarial job, this girl is special though it takes a while for us all to figure that out.

Dramatic, glorious, and will make you want to put on heels and party.



  At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen

Maddie is dragged away from 1940's New York to Scotland by her husband and his friend in their hunt to finally discover the elusive Loch Ness monster, and save their non-soldier dignity. While the men are off each day to find the monster, she makes friends and enemies, runs from wartime bombs and eventually discovers who she is and wants to become.

Mildly devastating, but oh so fun.



 

Where have you time-traveled to lately? Do share.

2 comments:

  1. afhganistan double wives for some old shoe cobbler 1 barren the other in fear intially for her illigitimate conception before marrying; the old coot a shoemaker might know of the second wife's dilemna but only threatens her probably not a good story for de women they seem to survive aminst war abuse and manage to bond and wove not finished yet keep it by the potty bookmarked with 2 or three squares of tissue

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  2. afhganistan double wives for some old shoe cobbler 1 barren the other in fear intially for her illigitimate conception before marrying; the old coot a shoemaker might know of the second wife's dilemna but only threatens her probably not a good story for de women they seem to survive aminst war abuse and manage to bond and wove not finished yet keep it by the potty bookmarked with 2 or three squares of tissue

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