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Nominations: October 2010 Book of the Month

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Nominations: October 2010 Book of the Month

Post by boswellbaxter » Fri August 13th, 2010, 12:33 pm

Nominations are open for all historical novels except for those set in Europe, those that are set primarily in the European portion of Russia, and those that are set in the United States. Nominations will close on August 20.
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Post by Divia » Fri August 13th, 2010, 1:32 pm

The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall (Paperback)


Well, it could be considered European, but not ...Russia that is. If you think it falls under the Europe blanket let me know and I'll pick something different. :)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri August 13th, 2010, 1:46 pm

Let's exclude novels that take place primarily in the European portion of Russia, so please nominate something else. I'll clarify my post. Thanks!
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Post by Divia » Fri August 13th, 2010, 2:20 pm

OK

The Concubine's Daughter: A Novel by Pai Kit Fai
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Post by Vanessa » Fri August 13th, 2010, 2:21 pm

The Painter of Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein

In 1913 an orphan girl boards a steamship bound for Wuhu in South East China. Left in the hands of her soft-hearted but opium-addicted uncle she is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour which, with its painted faces and troubling cries in the night, seems destined to break her spirit. And yet the girl survives and one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man resistant to the charms of the corrupt world that surrounds him but not to the innocent girl who stands before him. From the crowded rooms of a small-town brothel, heavy with the smoke of opium pipes and the breath of drunken merchants, to the Bohemian hedonism of Paris and the 1930s studios of Shanghai, Jennifer Epstein's first novel, based on a true story, is an exquisite evocation of a fascinating time and place, with a breathtaking heroine at its heart.

Hope this one is OK - reading the blurb, although most of it is set in China, there is mention of Paris. It's been on my TBR pile for yonks.
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Post by Misfit » Fri August 13th, 2010, 3:49 pm

I know its OOP but plenty of used copies for a penny.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 13th, 2010, 5:14 pm

I had a book to nominate, but decided it would be counterproductive with Shadow of the Moon getting my vote.

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Post by Leo62 » Fri August 13th, 2010, 5:30 pm

I hesitate to nominate this cos it's such a doorstop...

OK, I've hesitated. Here it is. :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri August 13th, 2010, 6:05 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]I hesitate to nominate this cos it's such a doorstop...

OK, I've hesitated. Here it is. :D

Shogun by James Clavell[/quote]

Is that of Russian extraction though? I saw the movie when it was in the theatre a few decades ago and I don't recall it being set in Russia, but I could be wrong.

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Post by Leo62 » Fri August 13th, 2010, 6:59 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Is that of Russian extraction though? I saw the movie when it was in the theatre a few decades ago and I don't recall it being set in Russia, but I could be wrong.

SM[/quote]

Eh??? Am I missing something?
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