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Saturday, 18 December 2021

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up - 18th December 2021

 


Hello all! Happy Saturday! And Season's Greetings to all!  I've made an effort to get the tree up now - all this effort for a day that flies by so quickly LOL! Yep, I'm still a Grinch haha!  

On to books! A quieter week this week as the reading mood hasn't grabbed me! I did manage to finish 2 books off though, and have added 3 books to my shelves, but none from Netgalley!

Here's my look back..

BOOKS FINISHED






BOOKHAUL

My indie publisher subscriptions have added to my shelves this week!


From PEIRENE PRESS came these two...


MARZAHN, MON AMOUR by KATJA OSKAMP
publication date - Februrary 2022

A woman approaching the 'invisible years' of middle age abandons her failing writing career to retrain as a chiropodist in the suburb of Marzahn, once the GDR's largest prefabricated housing estate, on the outskirts of Berlin. From her intimate vantage point at the foot of the clinic chair, she keenly observes her clients and co-workers, delving into their personal histories with all their quirks and vulnerabilities. Each story stands alone as a beautifully crafted vignette, told with humour and poignancy; together they form a nuanced and tender portrait of a community. Part memoir, part collective history, Katja Oskamp's love letter to the inhabitants of Marzahn is a stunning reflection on life's progression and our ability to forge connections in the unlikeliest of places.

WINTER FLOWERS by ANGELIQUE VILLENEUVE

It’s October 1918 and the war is drawing to a close.

Toussaint Caillet returns home to his wife, Jeanne, and the young daughter he hasn’t seen growing up. He is not coming back from the front line but from the department for facial injuries at Val-de-GrĂ¢ce military hospital, where he has spent the last two years.

For Jeanne, who has struggled to endure his absence and the hardships of wartime, her husband’s return marks the beginning of a new battle. With the promise of peace now in sight, the family must try to stitch together a new life from the tatters of what they had before.

And from RENARD PRESS this arrived..


IN THE CLOUDS by SARAH BERNHARDT

In 1878 Gustave Flaubert looked on in horror as his publisher picked up a manuscript from the mysterious stage actress Sarah Bernhardt and published it in place of a new edition of his latest work, and watched it go on to become an instant bestseller, achieving international fame.

Narrated by a chair in a hot-air balloon, In the Clouds is a light-hearted, humorous tale that follows a character reminiscent of Bernhardt through the skies above Paris. Sadly the story sunk into obscurity, lying out of print in the English language for much of the twentieth century. Featuring the original illustrations by Georges Clairin, and in a fresh edit of the first English translation, this edition seeks to bring the tale to a new generation of readers.


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HAPPY READING
&
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!








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