Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Finds/October 17

I found a book, and an author this week.

1. Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Here's a blurb:

This deftly crafted historical novel unfolds dramatically with an absorbing story and well-drawn characters who readily evoke empathy and compassion. Haddix has masterfully melded in-depth information about the history of immigration, the struggle for women's rights, the beginnings of the organized labor movement, and the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 within a narrative that will simultaneously engross and educate its readers.—School Library Journal

2. Martin Edwards. He writes British mystery books, which sound terrific, and also keeps a great blog.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book - I look forward to your review!

    I'm making your Chocolate Fudge Pie today. This is probably the 5th time I've made it since you posted the recipe!

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  2. I'm not that into Historical Fiction. I love your pic of leaves for your header although you can't read your blog name over it.

    I just posted my first Friday Find.

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  3. Hi Nan. Thanks for mentioning my blog and I do hope you enjoy the books. As for chocolate fudge, I love it....

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  4. I just love coming here! I get so many wonderful book ideas and recipes! Thank you!

    Happy weekend from Edward and Me!

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  5. I've just discovered Martin's Daniel Kind books set in the Lake District. Unputdownable!

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