Jan 15, 2018

It's Monday: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner


As Bright as Heaven
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
Publication: February 6, 2018, Berkley Books
Genre: historical fiction

Only Killers and Thieves
(A) new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love....But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. (publisher)
We don't have an epidemic today in winter 2018 although enough people are affected by this flu season. Am eager to see how they dealt with the epidemic in 1918.

I am also reading Arundhati Roy's book, The God of Small Things in French, a few dollars less than the English version, on kindle. With the French translation, I feel as if I'm doing two good things at once - learning more French and reading a good book. More of an incentive to read a Man Booker Prize winner (1997) too!



Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth also arrived a bit ago.
Publication: February 6, 2018 by Harper Collins
Genre: historical fiction
Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family in this riveting debut novel—a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. (publisher)

What are you reading this week?
Memes: It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.

22 comments:

bermudaonion said...

As Bright as Heaven looks good to me. I hope to read Only Killers and Thieves soon.

Beth F said...

I really want to read Only Killers and Thieves.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Bright as Heaven does look tempting...enjoy both your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Kathy Martin said...

These both look good. I'm also working on review books releasing in February. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

carol said...

I love the cover of As Bright As Heaven. Enjoy them both!

Elizabeth said...

AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN was really good.

ENJOY when you read it, and have a great reading week.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm noticing buzz for both titles lately. I hope you enjoy them!

westmetromommy said...

Ooh, I have As Bright As Heaven waiting for me...and we're battling the flu in our house. This might be the perfect time to read it!

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. Come see what I'm reading.

Greg said...

As Bright as Heaven looks quite good.

Mystica said...

I've just watched a flu epidemic sweep through an episode of Downton Abbey which basically changed the story so I can well believe how drastic those epidemics were.

Harvee said...

Good books!

Harvee said...

Australian historical looks good to me.

Harvee said...

Scary flu historical.

Harvee said...

Feb books! You're ahead of me!

Harvee said...

Great cover!

Harvee said...

Congrats on reading it already!

Harvee said...

Books for the new year!

Harvee said...

Hopefully you get over the flu by the time you finish reading!

Harvee said...

Thnaks!~

Harvee said...

Timely subject.

Harvee said...

Hopefully we won't see another like it.

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