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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cover Love Thursday: The Year We Were Famous

I came across this when browsing, and I love the cover - also quite intrigued by the description! I read a lot of fantasy, but I'm a historical fiction lover too and this is based on a TRUE story!

I love the detail around the edges and the font is perfect for the book. It looks like a cross between a stitched sampler and an old news notice.

Here's the description from Goodreads:

With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.


One more book on my ever-expanding to-read pile!

1 comment:

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh, that does sound interesting!
man...i could totally use 10K