Your Friday Five

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Your Friday Five

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China Dolls, Lisa See

Three young ladies meet in San Francisco in the 1930s as they audition for the glamorous life of dancers at a new night club. They search for fame, love, and friendship while confronting racism, and when WWII breaks out, rising anti-Japanese sentiment throws a wrench in their plans! Read it, love it.  

Angel's Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This is book two of Carlos Zafon's three-book series. Obviously I'm confused because I read these all out of order but Zafon's book still managed to draw me in and terrify me. It's 1920-30s Barcelona: Is Lucifer sponsoring Martin's book? Or is he just some creep-o? Martin, stop walking into dark rooms where you can't see anything!!!!

Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen L. Carter

It's the 1860s, after the Civil War and the plot and the suspense of Lincoln's impeachment trial up are intriguing until the very end. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys mysteries.

Prisoner of Heaven, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Prisoner of Heaven is book three of his three-book series. It takes place in the 1950s and tells the story of how David Martin came to help Fermin escape from a high-security prison and how he came to work in a book shop.  

Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This is the first book in the three book series, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books.  David Sempere embarks on a haunting adventure to elucidate the life and death of his favorite author, Julian Carax.  If you like complicated dramas filled with unrequited love, this is the book for you!