Sunday, 5 April 2015

Between The Cracks - Week 6

The Between The Cracks blog meme was set up by Shaz over at Jera's Jamboree . The idea being that each week you will identify a book that has fallen between the cracks on your TBR pile.

So with today being Easter Sunday I decided to type in the word Easter in the search box on my Goodreads TBR shelf fully expecting nothing to come up. I had totally forgetten about a book that I added back to my TBR pile in October 2011.

That book was Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes. I spotted Easter Island whilst tidying shelves in the library that I work in & initially I was drawn to the cover. There was something very haunting about it. I turned the book over and read the blurb decided that it sounded like something that I would enjoy & then added it to Goodreads using the app on my phone. And that is where it has stayed ever since, I don't remember ever looking at it again but now re-reading the blurb I'm reminded that it does sound like a book I would enjoy & I'm going to make a concious effort to but it higher up the TBR pile.

The  Blurb

In this extraordinary fiction debut--rich with love and betrayal, history and intellectual passion--two remarkable narratives converge on Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world.

It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling. But, out of contact with the outside world, she is unaware that World War I has been declared and that a German naval squadron, fleeing the British across the South Pacific, is heading toward the island she now considers home.

Sixty years later, Dr. Greer Farraday, an American botanist, travels to Easter Island to research the island’s ancient pollen, but more important, to put back the pieces of her life after the death of her husband.

A series of brilliant revelations brings to life the parallel quests of these two intrepid young women as they delve into the centuries-old mysteries of Easter Island. Slowly unearthing the island’s haunting past, they are forced to confront turbulent discoveries about themselves and the people they love, changing their lives forever.

Easter Island is a tour de force of storytelling that will establish Jennifer Vanderbes as one of the most gifted writers of her generation.

1 comment:

  1. Danger, danger ... growing ever bigger TBR!

    I love the way you link your BtC books Sam.

    Thanks for taking part.