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.

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