Welcome to a New Year!
I am very excited for this New Year… 2014!
I love to read!
For Christmas in my stocking this year I got a Kindle from Amazon.
I have spent the last week getting to know my kindle and how it works.
And can I just mention it truly is fabulous! I love love love it. The reason why… is the size. It is easy to use and the size is perfect. My phone was just way to small to read a book.
I have even downloaded my first book to read which is the first book of the year for my book club.
To download the books for Free… I use Overdrive.
I sign into Overdrive with my library card. I have access to many books that just download right to the kindle. It was a little difficult at first because I didn’t have my kindle account set up properly but once I did get it linked to my Amazon account… the book just downloaded right to my kindle
So now.. onto this month’s book:
In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.
But Natalia is also confronting a private, hurtful mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. A famed physician, her grandfather must have known that he was too ill to travel. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel.
Grief struck and searching for clues to her grandfather’s final state of mind, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. On their weeklytrips to the zoo he would read to her from a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which he carried with him everywhere; later, he told her stories of his own encounters over many years with “the deathless man,” a vagabond who claimed to be immortal and appeared never to age. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. “These stories,” Natalia comes to understand, “run like secret rivers through all the other stories” of her grandfather’s life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.
(Courtesy of Good Reads)
I am excited to read this book!!
If you want to join along… I would love it!
I am going to post my review on my Facebook account on Feb 6, 2014. You can post comments suggestions, likes and dislikes as well. And while you are at it… like my Facebook account so you won’t miss any of my posts!