Saturday, June 1, 2013

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! The Moment by Douglas Kennedy


The Moment


From the New York Times bestselling author of Leaving the World comes a tragic love story set in Cold War Berlin. Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage, his solitude is disrupted one wintry morning by the arrival of a box that is postmarked Berlin. The name on the box—Dussmann—unsettles him completely, for it belongs to the woman with whom he had an intense love affair twenty-six years ago in Berlin at a time when the city was cleaved in two and personal and political allegiances were frequently haunted by the deep shadows of the Cold War.

Refusing initially to confront what he might find in that box, Thomas nevertheless is forced to grapple with a past he has never discussed with any living person and in the process relive those months in Berlin when he discovered, for the first and only time in his life, the full, extraordinary force of true love. But Petra Dussmann, the woman to whom he lost his heart, was not just a refugee from a police state, but also someone who lived with an ongoing sorrow that gradually rewrote both their destinies.

A love story of great epic sweep and immense emotional power, The Moment explores why and how we fall in love—and the way we project on to others that which our hearts so desperately seek. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads 

About the author




Douglas Kennedy was born in Manhattan in 1955. He studied at Bowdoin College, Maine and Trinity College, Dublin, returning to Dublin in 1977 with just a trenchcoat, backpack and $300. He co-founded a theatre company and sold his first play, Shakespeare on Five Dollars a Day, to Radio 4 in 1980. In 1988 he moved to London and published a travel book, Beyond the Pyramids. His debut novel The Dead Heart was published in 1994.



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9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on publication of The Moment sounds like a must-read epic love story! What an exciting and ecclectic life you've led, perfect fodder for a world class writer! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book!

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  2. Interesting premise

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  3. This sounds fantastic! I love historical fiction so I'm excited to see how much history is incorporated in with the love story. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Sounds interesting. Thanks for making me aware of this book!

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  5. Sounds wonderful!

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  6. Wow! I love historical fiction, and this looks like it'll be really good. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  7. Sounds like a very touching and interesting love story. I would love to read it to find out how the rest of the story goes. Thanks for having the giveaway.
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  8. Sounds like it would be a wonderful read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I am intrigued by the cover. ☺

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