Thursday, October 28, 2010

All I Want For Christmas

"All I Want For Christmas" is a seasonal meme hosted by Danya at A Tapestry of Words. Every week until Christmas Danya invites bloggers to share a book on their wish list. Sounds like fun!
My first pick for this is "Women of Magdalene." I've seen it reviewed a couple of times and it has really caught my attention.
After years of serving as a wartime surgeon, Robert mallory is accoustomed to soldiers missing limbs. At the Magdalene Ladies Lunatic Asylum, he learns that the women are missing pieces, not of their bodies but of their lives. And he finds that his employer, Dr. Kingston, is also missing sometning: a conscience.
As Robert comes closer to understanding Kingston's part in the cruel treatment and sudden deaths of certain patients, Kingston abruptly sends him away. Robert must escort a patient, Effie Rampling, to New Orleans, and the journey transforms them both.



7 comments:

danya said...

Thanks for linking up, Sharon! Wow, I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds really intense (and I'm intrigued by the psychological element there).

Bev Hankins said...

Oooh, that does sound intense! And interesting. Feel free to stop by mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/10/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-3.html

Reading Lassie said...

Ooh, this book is new to me. Sounds like a good book though.

PS your blog is wonderful!

brandileigh2003 said...

Nice choice- I haven't heard of this one.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Teddyree said...

I read this one on my kindle earlier this year and really enjoyed it; hope you do too!

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

I haven't heard of this one but it looks good.

ajmitchell said...

I've never heard one but it sounds good. I hope you find it under your tree!