Saturday, December 19, 2015

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

For review:

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides? by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein. 160 p. Twenty-First Century Books/ Lerner Publishing Group, January 1, 2106. 9781467741873.

Publisher synopsis: There is none available online and the front flap information is long. Suffice it to say that this seems to be a history of reproductive rights and since the author is Vicki Oransky Wittenstein, it is also safe to assume that this has been well-researched. I will be reviewing this for a blog tour in February.

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit. 232 p. Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House Children's Books, January 26, 2016. 9780553522068.

Publisher synopsis: A stunning, literary, and wholly original debut novel set in Poland during the Second World War perfect for readers of The Book Thief.
Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna Łania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She’s alone.

And then Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall, a skilled deceiver with more than a little magic up his sleeve. And when the soldiers in the streets look at him, they see what he wants them to see.

The Swallow Man is not Anna’s father—she knows that very well—but she also knows that, like her father, he’s in danger of being taken, and like her father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced. She follows him into the wilderness.

Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgment, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous. Even the Swallow Man. 
Destined to become a classic, Gavriel Savit’s stunning debut reveals life’s hardest lessons while celebrating its miraculous possibilities.

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?


  1. Anna and the Swallow Man is my most anticipated read for January. Happy reading!
    My STS

  2. I really want to read Anna and the Swallow Man, it sounds amazing!

    Enjoy your new books!
    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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