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Subject: Jeffrey Lent
Date Posted: 9/24/2008 10:32 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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Has anyone read any of his books? So far, he's written In the Fall, Lost Nation, and A Peculiar Grace. I was very excited to see that he has a new one coming out soon, War Gardens. I've read his first two, and, of the two, I enjoyed Lost Nation the best. It was a great story, gritty and raw, with some very repulsive characters, but I couldn't stop reading to see what reprehensible things they did next. When I saw he had a new book coming out, I was hoping it would be another hard, gritty book, but it doesn't seem as if it will be. It does sound like it will be a good read though, plus it seems like it will go through both world wars and I always enjoy books set in that time period. Also, it's a big, fat book with over 600 pages, and I love the long books! I just received A Peculiar Grace Monday and I'm going to start it very soon. A Peculiar Grace was hailed by Howard Frank Mosher as "the best book to date by Jeffrey Lent". I love Mosher's books and hearing his praise has made me more curious.

Anyway, if you are a Jeffrey Lent fan, get the new book, War Gardens, ISBN 0871138948, added to your wishlist soon! So far, there are only two people in line.  Below is the description -

Book Description:

A striking epic and a great love story, War Gardens moves beyond the northeastern territory described in the first two books of best-selling author Jeffrey Lent and into a broader America as it transforms itself over the course of the two world wars. War Gardens opens in a remote Nova Scotian fishing village, where the young Henry Dorn is being groomed to assume leadership of the family's fishing enterprise. But an encounter with a professor from the United States awakens him to greater possibilities. After marrying his mentor's daughter, Olivia, the two struggle to cope with the forces of World War I and then the heady, early days of Madison Avenue 1920s advertising boom. With the advent of the Second World War, Henry and Olivia's only son, Robert, secretly enlists with the British army. Following the war, Henry travels to Holland to discover the truth behind his son's life. After learning of his son's service to the Dutch Resistance, Henry faces a great moral challenge. With keen insights into family relationships and the capricious nature of life, War Gardens offers a transfixing and absorbing tale with lessons for our own turbulent times.
Sounds good, huh?!

Last Edited on: 9/24/08 10:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/25/2008 9:06 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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No one has ready any Jeffrey Lent? You guys are missing out! Well, next time I am The General of BOM, I just may pull rank and force you all to read Lost Nation. Ha!


Date Posted: 9/25/2008 8:39 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
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LOL, Valli! I smell a mutiny afoot! ;-)

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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I surrender - I'm adding In the Fall to my list.  It sounds like something I would like.