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Estelle: City of Women by David R. Gillham

City of Women by David R. Gillham Publication Date: August 7, 2012 Publisher: Amy Einhorn/Putnam (Part of Penguin) Pages: 400 Target audience: Adult Keywords: historical fiction, World War II, strong women Format read: ARC paperback from Putnam (Thank you!) Summary: In 1943, Sigrid is going through the motions — work, home, and sleep — while […]

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May 19, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Eugene Marangoni - I’m a librarian at a community library in Alameda County, California. My book group is currently reading this novel. I’m very impressed by the author’s knowledge of how people behaved during this period with details such as holding ones hear close to the radio to listen to BBC broadcasts, and lines of popular music – which can all be found on YouTube for those that want to hear them in the original German.

December 15, 2012 - 12:39 pm

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August 19, 2012 - 10:50 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] fiction) Books set in our hometown (kind of) Speechless by Hannah Harrington (upcoming YA fiction) City of Women by David Gillham (adult historical fiction) Travel tales […]

August 15, 2012 - 5:40 am

VeganYANerds - The cover of this really caught my eye and I enjoyed your review as well. I love books set during WWII and should really branch out into some adult fiction like this because it’s not a common topic in YA.

I love a gutsy, brave character and would love to read about Sigrid!

August 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I have a thing for historical fiction, though I don’t read nearly enough of it. This sounds AMAZING though, and I definitely cannot wait to check it out.

August 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

elena - This sounds incredible and one that really resonated with you, Estelle! I like the word ‘sensual’ to describe this book. Really beautiful review.

August 13, 2012 - 9:23 am

Tara - I cannot wait to read this one! Your review just made me even that more excited to dive into Sigrid’s story. Fabulous review Estelle!

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction/Non-Fic Picks (8/12)

I can’t believe summer is more than halfway over already. Any minute New York is going to be decking the halls with holiday decor. (I’m not kidding.) Let’s focus on the book, shall we? Here are a handful of upcoming adult releases I discovered in the pages of Publishers Weekly. They sound like winners to […]

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August 12, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] of The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando + Travel Tales: Setting the Scene + The Big Kids’ Table, featuring adult and non-fiction upcoming releases + A review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg + We’re celebrating Marisa […]

August 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You know I ADORE this series on your blog – it always gives me more books to add to my list! I’m especially looking forward to reading She Matters and Losing My Sister; I love books that explore female relationships.

August 9, 2012 - 2:45 pm

The Bumble Girl - Oh my, I read a Victoria Dahl novel earlier this year and did not expect it to be so HOT! And I was so red-faced when my mother borrowed it, lol!
I just added Hemingway’s Girl to my must-read-this-year-list! Everything about it sounds divine!
Great list, thanks for sharing it 🙂

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (7/12)

Why, good afternoon, friends! Hope you are doing well! Just a few more hours before the weekend can begin! I know I’m looking forward to it! It seems like forever since I did one of these, but here I am back to give you a few adult fiction suggestions for your reading lists. This one […]

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July 22, 2012 - 11:26 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely ADORE your blouse in the vlog, first of all. It looks great and you’re so pretty!

Other than that, all the books you’ve highlighted sound so good. I especially want to read What The Nanny Saw – sounds intriguing!

July 22, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (7/22/2012) - […] Time for some adult fiction! A bonus vlog! Get excited! + Pizza, Love & Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams, a review. + The Summer of Firsts & Lasts […]

July 21, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Estelle - Thanks for stopping in Leah! I featured Age of Miracles on one of my previous Big Kids’ Table posts. I loved that cover & I’m glad to hear that it was a worthwhile title. I have to get around to taking it out of the library. Thx for the suggestion!!

July 21, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Leah - Yay for adult fiction! Earlier in the year I received a review copy of The Age of Miracles (& it was released in June). SO utterly fantastic. It’s only a month old, so that still counts, right? 😀

July 20, 2012 - 6:40 pm

VeganYANerds - Hooray for a bonus vlog 🙂 City of Women sounds rally good, I like reading about WWII and I have good things about Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – I hope you enjoy it!