Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

From bn.com:
The bestselling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.

Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and storytelling flair. As in his earlier, bestselling novels, he illuminates cultural, social, and political upheavals through the lives of a remarkably diverse set of families.

As he recounts the intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, Rutherfurd brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York and America: the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near-demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the '90s, and the attacks on the World Trade Center. Sprinkled throughout are captivating cameo appearances by historical figures ranging from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth.

New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

Publish date: November 10, 2009

My husband and I are planning a trip to NYC in October and we are soooo excited! I've never been and have always wanted to so I have been obsessed with reading and watching anything about NYC. I have a feeling that after I get back and have experienced what New York has to offer, I'm going to enjoy learning more about the history of it so the timing of this book is perfect! The only downside is it might be somewhat daunting at 880 pgs, but we shall see!


Nikola said...

Sounds amazing!

sumanam said...

It seems like an wonderful read... and N.Y. is absolutely gorgeous..you would love it...

Rebecca :) said...

880 pages? Egads! I tried The Tale of Genji though and that has 1000+ pages. I got through about half over 3 months and now I am taking a break!

Somewhere In Between said...

This looks so interesting! I live Upstate, so I'm always fascinated by anything NY related!

SocrMom78 said...

This sounds great! I will have to check it out. I love historical books. The longer, the better!

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