Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giveaway: The Things we Cherished by Pam Jenoff

Another Great World War II Novel.

I've done a lot of reading about various phases and participants of World War this year, so I was thrilled to be offered the chance to read and review this one.  My copy hasn't arrived yet, but Liz at Random House has offered us two copies for a giveaway.

Pam Jenoff, whose first novel, The Kommandant’s Girl, was a Quill Award finalist, a Book Sense pick, and a finalist for the ALA Sophie Brody Award, joins the Doubleday list with a suspenseful story of love and betrayal set during the Holocaust.

An ambitious novel that spans decades and continents, The Things We Cherished tells the story of Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attor­neys who find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II–era war crimes.

The defendant, wealthy financier Roger Dykmans, mysteri­ously refuses to help in his own defense, revealing only that proof of his innocence lies within an intricate timepiece last seen in Nazi Germany. As the narrative moves from Philadelphia to Germany, Poland, and Italy, we are given glimpses of the lives that the anniversary clock has touched over the past century, and learn about the love affair that turned a brother into a traitor.

Rich in historical detail, Jenoff's astonishing new work is a testament to true love under the worst of circumstances.

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  1. I haven't read anything by Jenoff yet, but I've been seeing good reviews of this book. I always like a good WWII historical novel. I read The Postmistress last year and while maybe not quite as "literary", it was a good view of the war, espeically from the people at home.

  2. I haven't read anything by this author, but I love historical novels. I would enjoy winning this one, I'm sure.

  3. I read The Kommandant's Girl, Pam Jenoff's debut historical novel which was very well-researched. I look forward to reading The Things We Cherished. Would love to win it! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

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  4. I haven't read anything by this author before. I haven't read any novels directly about this subject, but this looks like a wonderful one.
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  5. I haven't read anything by this author yet but I always like to try new ones. If I like them I usually end up reading everything they have written.


  6. I haven't read any books by this author, but I would love to read this one. Thanks so much for having this giveaway.


  7. Thanks to everyone who's stopped by so far. My copy came today and it looks every bit as great as the blurb.

  8. Jenoff is a new author to me. I'm reading the Postmistress now.

  9. no, i haven't read any work by this author...yet.

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  10. This is a new author and subject for me.

  11. I have read the Postmistress by Pam Jenoff and loved it. She is such an amazing writer!!

  12. I haven't read Pam Jenoff's work yet but I hope too, soon! I read The Postmistress by Sarah Blake last year abd recently I read Far To Go by Alison Pick. Both are wonderful books about different aspects of WWII. I feel as if I could read books about WWII for a very long time and never tire of them.

    Thank you for offering a giveaway of Pam Jenoff's new book


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