Mailbox Monday – Feb. 14

 

 

This month’s host is Library of Clean Reads

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Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

For review from the author:

In this deft historical novel, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850) escapes the pages of trivia quizzes to become a real person far more arresting than even her waxwork sculptures. Who among us knew, for instance, that she moved freely through the royal court of Louis XVI, only to become a prisoner of the Reign of Terror? Her head was shaven for guillotining, but she escaped execution, though she was forced to make death masks for prominent victims. Novelist Michelle Moran covers this breathtaking period without losing the thread of its subject’s singular story.

I bought: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard.  So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

What was in your mailbox?

34 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – Feb. 14

  1. Unbroken sounds like a great read – it’s on my list as of right now. Anything with WWII is like a magnet for me. I hope you love it! Happy Sunday and Valentines day tomorrow.

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  2. Frothing at the mouth… you got MADAME TUSSAUD!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH dying of jealousy! I’ll be living it vicariously through you… remember that when you read it… I’ll be there too… ok … not in stalker tradition with a restraining order… rather.. telepathically?? Yes I am so BIZARRE O! Humour me… just say YES ;P

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  3. Thanks for the info Mary on Groupon. I didn’t realize you had to “buy” them. I’ll now feel better about checking them out.

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  4. Wonderful mailbox! I also got a copy of Moran’s latest and am so excited to read it! I think I need to get my hands on a copy of Unbroken – I keep hearing great things about that book!

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  5. I also got Madame Tussaud and can’t wait to read it. I hadn’t heard of Unbroken but it sounds so interesting. I look forward to your thoughts on both books. Enjoy!

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