Monday, April 21, 2014

Mailbox Monday: The Rise & Fall of Great Powers



Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I got one book last week, and I am very excited to read it:



The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman.  My books club read and enjoyed his debut novel, The Imperfectionists, about an ex-patriot newspaper in Rome.  The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, like so many sophomore efforts, is getting mixed reviews, but it sounds thoroughly entertaining to me.  The heroine is a 30-something bookshop owner in Wales, and the story of her adventuresome past is told through a series of flashback-and-forths.

The Welsh setting means I can count it as my UK choice for the European Reading Challenge.

7 comments :

bermudaonion said...

I hope you love it!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your new book.

Serena said...

Interesting book for a book club pick. Happy reading

Vicki said...

I love books about bookshop owners, and the fact that it takes place in Wales is an added bonus!

Elizabeth said...

I love the cover. I hope the book is equally as good.

ENJOY your week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

nfmgirl said...

Hope you enjoy it as much as the first!

Joanne P (Booklover Book Reviews) said...

I really enjoyed The Imperfectionists so am very much looking forward to this one too. Will look forward to your review Gilion.

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