Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: CORRAG: A Novel by Susan Fletcher


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by Susan Fletcher

Pub. Date: November 2010
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Format: Hardcover , 366pp
ISBN-13: 9780393080001

Description (from the publisher):
A breathtaking novel of passion and betrayal in seventeenth-century Scotland, and the portrait of an unforgettable heroine accused of witchcraft.

February 13, 1692. Thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are killed by soldiers who had previously enjoyed the clan's hospitality. Many more die from exposure. Forty miles south, the captivating Corrag is imprisoned for her involvement in the massacre. Accused of witchcraft and murder, she awaits her death. Lonesome, she tells her story to Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist who seeks information to condemn the Protestant King William, rumored to be involved in the massacre. Hers is a story of passion, courage, love, and the magic of the natural world. By telling it, she transforms both their lives.

As in her award-winning debut novel, Eve Green, Susan Fletcher shows that she is "a novelist with the soul of a poet" (Booklist). This deeply philosophical and dramatic book is about an epic historic event and the difference a single heart can make—how deep and lasting relationships can come from the most unlikely places.

Click here to read an excerpt.

About the author (from the publisher):
Susan Fletcher is the author of Eve Green, which won the Whitbread Award for First Novel, Oystercatchers, and Corrag. She lives in the United Kingdom.

12 comments:

June G said...

Hmm...this is really different. Thanks for a fresh choice!

bermudaonion said...

I bet this book will be popular!

Zibilee said...

I have been waiting on this one too! It sounds wonderful, and thanks for the reminding!

PolishOutlander said...

Oh wow! I hadn't heard of this one, but I will definitely be adding it to my wishlist! Great pick!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I love books in Scotland!

Lori said...

I hope when you get your book, that you will enjoy it as much as you hope to. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I've read some great reviews of this one on U.K. blogs and am looking forward to it too!

Straylights said...

Ooh this sounds great. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

Check out my WoW :D

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

awesome book!

I am a new follower!

Staci said...

This one could be great!! I like this time period!

Elizabeth said...

Haven't heard of this either.

THANKS.

grannyvon said...

I love the Scotish Historicals. This goes on my must read list. ybutler@oppcatv.com