Friday Morning Bookclub

May 22, 2010

Amandine By Marlena De Blasi

Filed under: Book Recomendations,Random House — susanbright @ 4:01 pm

I just recieved a book in the mail from Random House and it looks really intriguing!  The book Amandine takes place in Krakow, Poland. It is 1931 and 17 year old  Andzelika, an unwed mother gives birth to a baby girl with a heart defect. Her mother a Countess, thinking she is protecting her  daughter decides to take the baby at the age of 5 months to a convent in France to be raised by a governess, who names the child Amandine. “Amandine follows a young orphan’s journey in search of her heritage.” Marlena De Blasi is the author of two memoirs, A Thousand Days in Venice and That Summer in Sicily. This is her debut novel. I love a good historical fiction and that is why I am going to put Amandine on my Summer Reading List!



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  1. I was lucky enough to win the same book! I also think that the book looks fascinating…..can’t wait to read it!

    Comment by Esther — May 23, 2010 @ 2:56 pm | Reply

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