Nov 17, 2013

Sunday Salon: Mixing the Past and the Present in Current Fiction

The Sunday Salon.com Welcome to the Sunday Salon! Also visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer;  Stacking the Shelves at Tyngas Reviews; It's Monday: What Are You Reading? at Book Journey, and Mailbox Monday at i totally paused.



I finished reading
The Pieces We Keep, historical fiction by Kristina McMorris
Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis, Danish crime fiction
and am currently reading
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

All three novels are set both in the present and during a time of war and conflict - WWII, Communism in the Ukraine in the 1930s, and the Cold War in Berlin.
I will be doing reviews very soon. Come back and visit during the week!

Some wonderful and welcome books in my mailbox last week:


1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think edited by Robert Arp, Atria Books
Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndib, ARC from Soho Press
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan, ARC from Ecco

Can't wait to start reading!
What are you up to this Sunday?

16 comments:

  1. 1001 Ideas looks like a terrific book. Might be a good idea for a Christmas gift, too. Thanks! Have a good week.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  2. Sounds just up my street, Harvee. Eagerly awaiting your review.

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  3. That is really interesting that you were more or less reading three books with such things in common. I look forward to reading your commentary on the books. Comparative reading can be so very interesting.

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  4. I didn't know all three were of a similar time period, WWII basically. I didn't enjoy the latest Danish crime by those two, Invisible Murder, so I think I've been holding off on their latest. I'm looking forward to your thoughts, as I trust your point of view. I bought The Husband's Secret in my nook, but I haven't read that, either! Goodness sakes, what have I been doing? ;)

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  5. I loved The Husband's Secret...and now I like the look of Death of a Nightingale. You had me at "Danish crime fiction." Enjoy your week, and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  6. Happy reading, Harvee! I have not had much time to "hit the books" this weekend.

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  7. My Sunday is already gone, but I spent it flying across Australia! Hoping to settle back into the right time zone today and pick a new book to read.
    Happy reading week!

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  8. I also liked The Husband's Secret very much. Enjoy all your reads.

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  9. I keep seeing The Husband's Secret around the blogs. It looks so good. I will add it to my list.

    Have a great week!

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  10. The Husband's Secret interests me! Happy reading!!

    Here is my post.

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  11. I love the cover of 1001 Ideas. I hope it's good. Happy reading.

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  12. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Husband's Secret. I'm still waiting for a copy from the library!

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  13. 1001 Ideas looks like an interesting read. Hope you enjoyed The Husband's Secret!

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  14. Wow, happy reading. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think looks good!

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  15. They all look good...ENJOY!!! I liked THE HUSBAND'S SECRET. I hope you did too.

    ENJOY your week as well.

    Link to my post is below as well as a giveaway.

    BTW…Stop by for a FUN giveaway too: GIVEAWAY

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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