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.


  1. Enjoy! your new book.

  2. Interesting book for a book club pick. Happy reading

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

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

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Hope you enjoy it as much as the first!

  6. 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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