Sunday, January 9, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

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In My Mailbox is a weekly post hosted by Kristi  @ The Story Siren.  In this weekly post, you share what books you have received this past week, whether it be from the library, books you bought, or received from other places. 
This week, in an attempt to work on my "Support Your Library" challenge, I picked up:

 
From Goodreads:    You can read the complete synopsis here.
A mysterious jewel holds the key to a life-changing secret, in this breathtaking tale of love and art, betrayal and redemption. 


From the author of Sarah's Key: Partial synopsis from Goodreads

It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood.  Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach.  It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they’d returned to the island—over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased.  But the island’s haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories; it reminds Mélanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer.  When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car.
 
 
In 1941, the author and a small group of fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp. Their march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man's desire to be free.  See the full description here


4 comments:

SimplyMe said...

I just wanted to let you know I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog!
Check out this post for more details.
Stylish Blogger Award

A Journey in Reading said...

Thanks!!!

Mimi said...

A Secret Kept sounds so good, let us know what you think of it! :)

Holly said...

I absolutely loved Russian Winter. (You can tell from my Goodreads review). I read The Long Walk about 15 years ago and will never forget it.
Thank you so much for adding my author website to your blog.
Holly