Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Finds-June 26




Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

The book that caught my eye this week was The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane that I found over at Peeking Between the Pages. And guess what--she is also having a giveaway for this book!


Here is a summary of The Walking People from the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers website:

Greta Cahill never believed she would leave her village in the west of Ireland until she found herself on a ship bound for New York, along with her sister Johanna and a boy named Michael Ward. Labeled a "softheaded goose" by her family, Greta discovers that in America she can fall in love, raise her own family, and earn a living. Though she longs to return and show her family what she has made of herself, her decision to spare her children knowledge of a secret in her past forces her to keep her life in New York separate from the life she once loved in Ireland, and tears her apart from the people she is closest to. Even fifty years later, when the Ireland of her memory bears little resemblance to that of present day, she fears that it is still possible to lose all when she discovers that her children—with the best of intentions— have conspired to unite the worlds she’s so carefully kept separate for decades. A beautifully old-fashioned novel, The Walking People is a debut of remarkable range and power.

So what books caught your eye this week?

12 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I think this book looks wonderful to me too.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

A review of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan at http://hagelrat.blogspot.com/ caught my eye. The reveiwer said this was THE vampire book for men!
I bought it for my husband and it arrived yesterday - we'll see if he agrees with that.

L. Diane Wolfe
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
www.spunkonastick.net
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jlshall said...

I've seen this one reviewed on several websites lately. Sounds interesting. I always love an "old-fashioned" novel!

avisannschild said...

This one sounds good to me too!

Shona said...

I so want to read this book. Sounds like a good story.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful cover. Gotta read it!

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DeSeRt RoSe said...

Sounds like an interesting book, happy reading :)

Sassy Brit said...

LOL Soft headed goose, I love that. Sounds a very interesting read.

I'm a bit late in telling you this, as I have been out all day, and scheduled this post for early this morning! You have an award to pick up! HERE!

Thanks for such a wonderful blog!

Sassy
:)

Laura's Reviews said...

Jo-Jo - I will have an award for you soon on my blog! Please check it out at http://lauragerold.blogspot.com/

Dar said...

Of course, I think this is a great find. lol. I think I forgot to mention in my review how much I loved the cover on this book. Good luck on the giveaway!

Jenny Girl said...

sounds lovely.

Sheila DeChantal said...

too many to mention.... lol this one looks so goos too!