A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall of the city begins, two lovers make their way through the streets to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a war she is addicted to and a devastated country she has come to love. Linh, the Vietnamese man who loves her, must grapple with his own conflicted loyalties of heart and homeland. As they race to leave, they play out a drama of devotion and betrayal that spins them back through twelve war-torn years, beginning in the splendor of Angkor Wat, with their mentor, larger-than-life war correspondent Sam Darrow, once Helen’s infuriating love and fiercest competitor, and Linh’s secret keeper, boss and truest friend.Tatjana Soli paints a searing portrait of an American woman’s struggle and triumph in Vietnam, a stirring canvas contrasting the wrenching horror of war and the treacherous narcotic of obsession with the redemptive power of love. Readers will be transfixed by this stunning novel of passion, duty and ambition among the ruins of war.
I just loved the red in the above cover… I love the effect it creates, the flower and even the red illustration and doesn’t book sound interesting?! I have seen this been added to the GoodReads libraries of Kathy (Bermudaonion) and A Bookshelf Monstrosity… can’t wait to hear what they think of this one!
The 2nd book is from Kals Libraray @ GoodReads…and I like this because of that window detail… I remember seeing this in fortresses and I think it looks just awesome on the cover too. Love the concept.
Set against the backdrop of the mutiny of 1857, C.F. Andrews draws upon the story of Zaka Ullah’s life to briefly trace the social and literary history of Delhi from the decline of the Mughal Empire in the eighteenth century to the emerging nationalist movement in the latter half of the
nineteenth century. Two new introductions written especially for this volume place the book, its subject, and its author in a socio-historical context.
What covers or books are you attracted to?!
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