Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stacking and Unstacking the Shelves: Letters from Skye A Novel by Jessica Brockmole

This week's Stacking the Shelves features a new ARC, Letters from Skye: A Novel by Jessica Brockmole. I cannot wait to read it, but first I need to unstack my shelves--pictured at right. I am moving for the next 2 months to RI, before my new NYC apartment is ready for me. GAH- Moving after 5 years...The bookshelf is only the don't even want to know about the two pirate swords we found behind the couch....How!? Why!?

Letters from Skye: A Novel by Jessica Brockmole
A sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars, Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart.

March 1912: Twenty-four-year-old Elspeth Dunn, a published poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when her first fan letter arrives, from a college student, David Graham, in far-away America. As the two strike up a correspondence—sharing their favorite books, wildest hopes, and deepest secrets—their exchanges blossom into friendship, and eventually into love. But as World War I engulfs Europe and David volunteers as an ambulance driver on the Western front, Elspeth can only wait for him on Skye, hoping he’ll survive.

June 1940: At the start of World War II, Elspeth’s daughter, Margaret, has fallen for a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Her mother warns her against seeking love in wartime, an admonition Margaret doesn’t understand. Then, after a bomb rocks Elspeth’s house, and letters that were hidden in a wall come raining down, Elspeth disappears. Only a single letter remains as a clue to Elspeth’s whereabouts. As Margaret sets out to discover where her mother has gone, she must also face the truth of what happened to her family long ago.

Sparkling with charm and full of captivating period detail, Letters from Skye is a testament to the power of love to overcome great adversity, and marks Jessica Brockmole as a stunning new literary voice.

Thanks is due to Tynga's Reviews for hosting Stacking the Shelves, a way to highlight the new reads we have picked up!  What is new on your shelves this weekend?


  1. Sounds like a great read, and I hadn't heard of it before. Good luck with the move! I just did that and my packing/unpacking books was the most exciting and painful part haha. Happy reading :)

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  2. So books to pack - good luck with the move ;)

    And I hadn't heard of this book util now, but I like the sound of it :)

  3. Uuuuhg, I HATE moving. I hope you have a more pleasant experience than I always do.


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