Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quilters' Book Club

Starwood Quilter runs an online Quilters' Book Club, and this month's selection is "The Lover's Knot" by Clare O'Donohue.  I couldn't find this book in any local shop, so I ordered it from Chapters.  Chapters is offering free shipping for three days only with no minimum purchase. 

So what the heck?  Shouldn't I just go ahead and order Zakka 2.0? It was only $16.57.  I'm so weak. 

I'm currently reading:

I just started reading it tonight, so it's too early to make any recommendations yet, but it has been well received by critics.  

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible burden...

Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter.

In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape.

The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them - but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen.

The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during war­time, when those we cherish leave. And how every story - of love or war - is about looking left when we should have been looking right.

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