Friday Finds 8/21

Ack!! I almost forgot Friday Finds!!!! the ones listed below are my top three finds I have found this week:

Interred With Their Bones – Jennifer Carrell

Jennifer Lee Carrell’s highly acclaimed debut novel is a brilliant, breathlessly paced literary adventure. The action begins on the eve of the Globe’s production of Hamlet when Shakespeare scholar and theater director Kate Stanley’s eccentric mentor Rosalind Howard gives her a mysterious box, claiming to have made a groundbreaking discovery. Before she can reveal it to Kate, the Globe is burned to the ground and Roz is found dead…murdered precisely in the manner of Hamlet’s father.

Inside the box Kate finds the first piece in a Shakespearean puzzle, setting her on a deadly, highstakes treasure hunt. From London to Harvard to the American West, Kate races to evade a killer and solve a tantalizing string of clues hidden in the words of Shakespeare, which may unlock one of history’s greatest secrets. (Amazon.ca)

Note: This one looks awesome! I’ve never heard of this author or book before!

The Arms Maker of Berlin – Dan Fesperman

When Nat Turnbull, a history professor who specializes in the German resistance, gets the news that his estranged mentor, Gordon Wolfe, has been arrested for possession of stolen World War II archives, he’s hardly surprised that, even at the age of eighty-four, Gordon has gotten himself in trouble. But what’s in the archives is staggering: a spymaster’s trove missing since the end of the war, one that Gordon has always claimed is full of “secrets you can’t find anywhere else . . . live ammunition.” (Amazon.ca)

Note: Awesome cool WWII stuff 🙂

Duchess – Susan Holloway Scott

Sarah Jennings’s ascent from poverty as a 13-year-old to the highest echelons of late 17th- and early 18th-century English society has all the trappings of supermarket tabloids: intrigue, treachery, deceit and sexual scandals. In this first-person telling, Scott takes a near-scholarly approach but maintains the thrills as Sarah and her equally ambitious husband, John Churchill, risk charges of treason (and thus, their necks) to ensure the crown for Anne Stuart. Sarah and John become the ultimate power couple: she gets her way, her riches and her title nearly without sacrificing her own principles, while John, despite his personal ambition, seeks the best for his family and country, becoming England’s greatest military hero. If each is a bit too good to be true, that is a hazard of the first person and is easy to overlook with two such interesting and able characters. That Sarah is an ancestor of both Winston Churchill and Lady Diana Spencer gives this novel appeal to several generations of historical fiction readers.  (Amazon.ca)

Note: Thanks Lucy, for giving me the heads up on Susan Holloway Scott. Never heard of her until your review 🙂 this one calls out to me the most though.

What did all of you guys find today?

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4 thoughts on “Friday Finds 8/21

  1. Hi Karoline, I still remember the speech from “Julius Caesar” where that title likely comes from. Marc Antony speaking at Julius Caesar’s funeral:

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones.

    A little memorization for acting a role, and it still sticks years later…

    • I for one, have never read Julius Caesar before. I didn’t know that 🙂 thanks for the info. It makes sense the title would be a snippet from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Makes the book even more interesting!

  2. Impressed that MIchael knew that little tidbit! You’re right, it does make the book a little more interesting.

    Haven’t heard of any of these books, but they look right up your ally! Enjoy!

    Also, I have an award for you on my blog, so stop by when you have time. Thanks!

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