Friday, February 19, 2010

Eye Candy - Away by Amy Bloom

It's a little bit surprising that I like this cover as much as I do. I mean, it's a bowl of fruit. But it looks good enough to eat, and the backdrop is beautiful.

Away by Amy Bloom
Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction
Length: 256 pages

Panoramic in scope, Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York’s Lower East Side, to Seattle’s Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia. All of the qualities readers love in Amy Bloom’s work– her humor and wit, her elegant and irreverent language, her unflinching understanding of passion and the human heart– come together in the embrace of this brilliant novel, which is at once heartbreaking, romantic,and completely unforgettable.
Eye Candy is a feature that was inspired by Marcia at The Printed Page and Daphne at Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff, who often post about books with eye-catching covers.


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