Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday A-Z

Wednesday A-Z is a meme hosted by Vicki at Reading at the Beach.


Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments.

This week begins with the letter H. Here is my book.


The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:


Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline.

In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the house, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline and only they-and Grace-know the truth.

In 1999, when Grace is ninety-eight years old and living out her last days in a nursing home, she is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant twenties, and the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever.

The novel is full of secrets-some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne Du Maurier. It is also a meditation on memory, the devastation of war, and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history.

Originally published to critical acclaim in Australia, already sold in ten countries and a #1 bestseller in England, The House at Riverton is a vivid, page-turning novel of suspense and passion, with characters-and an ending-the reader won't soon forget.

(I read this book through a B&N First Look club and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recently read and reviewed her second novel The Forgotten Garden. So far I have enjoyed reading this author's work. Have a great Wednesday.)

10 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds really intriguing!

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Michelle said...

This book sounds interesting.

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`Heaven` is yet another book on my TBR list.

Kim said...

This sounds very intriguing! I am a fan of Du Maurier so I bet this would be up my alley. Thanks for the spotlight!
*smiles*

fredamans said...

Sounds like a great book!

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jlshall said...

I've had this one on my TBR list for a while now. Thanks for reminding me. Sounds like a wonderful read.

Zia said...

Sounds interesting.

Snowbell said...

This sounds like a really cool book!

Irene said...

I love historical look backs with intrigue. Thanks.

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