Hot Off the Press: October 20, 2015 Releases

Just one featured book for today’s releases, but man, does it sound good.

The hours count: A Novel by jillian cantor

This is one of those releases that I don’t have memorized, but every time I read the description I am thrilled by the potential. The book is based on Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, executed as spies 51NS9OqDDfL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_during the Cold War. However, it takes an interesting approach:

The day Ethel was first arrested in 1950, she left her two young sons with a neighbor, and she never came home to them again. Brilliantly melding fact and fiction, Jillian Cantor reimagines the life of that neighbor, and the life of Ethel and Julius, an ordinary-seeming Jewish couple who became the only Americans put to death for spying during the Cold War.

I’m fascinated by the Cold War, especially military history and the nuclear age, and I appreciate unique historical fiction that gives “side” figures an imagined voice. I’m excited to see how Cantor balances the narratives.

I’m sure there are plenty of other books being published today, so don’t forget to post your favorite ones in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Hot Off the Press: October 20, 2015 Releases

  1. Shaina says:

    Oh my, this sounds like it has potential to be super interesting.

    I’ve been crap at keeping up with new releases lately, so nothing to offer, sadly! Thanks for putting this one on my radar.


  2. Lynn @ Smoke & MIrrors says:

    I wonder what insights might be offered by The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East by Juan Cole. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor looks interesting. The newest Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling mystery, Career of Evil. Unfortunately, I have yet to read these.


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