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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mailbox Monday August 10th

I had a few wonderful Items arrive.

I got:
The Bourne Deception, Robert Ludlum Audio (Contest)

and I got:

The Puzzle King by Betsty Carter from Algonquin. Thank you.


On a gray morning in 1936, Flora Phelps stands in line at the American consulate in Stuttgart, Germany. She carries a gift for the consul, whom she will bribe in order to help her family get out of Hitler's Germany. This is the story of unlikely heroes, the lively, beautiful Flora and her husband, the brooding, studious Simon, two Jewish immigrants who were each sent to America by their families to find better lives. An improbable match, they meet in New York City and fall in love. Simon--inventor of the jigsaw puzzle--eventually makes his fortune. Now wealthy, but still outsiders, Flora and Simon become obsessed with rescuing the loved ones they left behind in Europe whose fates are determined by growing anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.

Inspired by her family's legends, Betsy Carter weaves a memorable tale. In the tradition of Suite Francaise or Amy Bloom's Away, she explores a fascinating moment in history and creates a cast of characters who endure with dignity, grace, and hope for the future.

This cover is so beautiful. The story sounds so good. I can't wait to read it.

Thank you for stopping by my mailbox. Happy Monday.


Rachel said...

This looks really good. I have A Long, Long Way on my dresser. Its another World War 2 book and it looks good. Can't wait to read it.

gautami tripathy said...

The Puzzle kind interests me.

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Serena said...

you got two great books. Happy reading

Diane said...

Oh Toni, The Puzzle King looks fascinating.

Kaye said...

This is the third Puzzle King I've seen this morning. Thanks for the synopsis. It sounds most interesting.I'll be looking forward to your review. Have a great week and enjoy your new books. My MM is here

Anna said...

I'm sure you know which one of these caught my eye. ;) Happy reading! My mailbox post is here.

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Holly said...

Neat mailbox. The Puzzle King looks great. I hadn't seen it before and today it's everywhere!

kalea_kane said...

OH Toni! The Puzzle King looks awesome. What a cover! It is so sharp and artistic!

Alyce said...

I got The Puzzle King too, and I love the cover!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I also got an advance copy of THE PUZZLE KING and read it this weekend. A great story, beautifully told ... aren't all the books from Algonquin treasures!?

bermudaonion said...

I got The Puzzle King, too! It really looks good to me.