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The Compulsive Reader: Shelf Discovery: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shelf Discovery: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

Shelf Discovery is a feature in which I highlight one book that I have found while prowling the shelves of the independent bookstore I work at it. These books aren't necessarily YA books; they're books that  have discovered and find interesting or unique. I hope you do too.

I found this one while perusing a catalog from our distributor one day. A co-worker had starred it and the one sentence blurb and the nostalgic cover intrigues me. I was excited to see us get it in stock, and I gave it some face time on one of our display shelves. It looks like a really sad, yet really good book! What do you think?
"In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory."
What do you think?

4 comments:

Christina T said...

This does sound fantastic! Thanks for featuring it. I hadn't heard of it before.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

This sounds like something my dad would enjoy, actually. Thanks for the heads up on it!

sunnynikki said...

I'd read it.

Lissette Martinez said...

Seems like this is a cute book. I know a friend of mine that would love it. =)