Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday!

This week, I'm wishing for a copy of The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott. I found this book by browsing the new releases in historical fiction on Goodreads (another great tool on this all-around amazing website!). Here's the summary: 

The Little Shadows revolves around three sisters in the world of vaudeville before and during the First World War. We follow the lives of all three in turn: Aurora, the eldest and most beautiful, who is sixteen when the book opens; thoughtful Clover, a year younger; and the youngest sister, joyous headstrong sprite Bella, who is thirteen. The girls, overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama, are forced to make their living as a singing act after the untimely death of their father. They begin with little besides youth and hope, but Marina Endicott’s genius is to show how the three girls slowly and steadily evolve into true artists even as they navigate their way to adulthood among a cast of extraordinary characters – some of them charming charlatans, some of them unpredictable eccentrics, and some of them just ordinary-seeming humans with magical gifts. 
I'm so excited to read this book for so many reasons! I personally find the most satisfaction from books about the relationships between women, so I'm really interested to read about a trio of sisters and how they interact. I also am attracted to the allure and mystery in vaudeville (to me, it brings up images from Water for Elephants). And I don't think I even need to mention my love for historical settings!

If you've read The Little Shadows, let me know what you thought!

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