Monday, November 2, 2015

New Jerusalem News audiobook review and giveaway

Book Description for New Jerusalem News:

Dominick is always just passing through. He is a professional houseguest who follows the sun and the leisure class from resort to resort. But this winter he lingers on a quaint New England island and in spite of his best intentions becomes involved in the travails of his eccentric geriatric hosts. An environmental protest against a proposed liquid natural gas terminal turns ugly, and by accident and happenstance Dominick becomes a mistaken suspect in terroristic bombings. But the book, of course, is really about its characters. None of them are young—white-bearded men and blue-coiffed women busy with aging, dementia, and ungrateful children. Dominick strives to float above it all in a life of itinerant escape. A New England comedy of sorts, New Jerusalem News, on another level, is an extended meditation on history, identity, and what it means to drift.

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Author's Bio:

Originally from Buffalo, New York, John Enright holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the City College of New York and a master’s degree in folklore from the University of California, Berkeley. After working in magazine journalism and book publishing, he left the U.S. to teach at the American Samoa Community College. He remained in the South Pacific for 26 years, directing environmental, cultural, and historical preservation programs and writing extensively about the islands. His acclaimed detective series, Jungle Beat (Thomas & Mercer), featuring Det. Sgt. Apelu Soifua, is set in Samoa. His collection of poems about Samoa, 14 Degrees South, won the University of the South Pacific Press’s inaugural Literature Prize for Poetry in 2011. He now lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island, with his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne.

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My Review:
 I would really love to visit New Jerusalem. It sounds like one of those Quirky small towns. Where every one knows everything. If you sneeze today your neighbor will say "bless you" tomorrow when you see him. 
 The books main character is Dominique who is a professional house guest. He drifts from lace to place and always has a place to stay. He starts our staying with one Couple then ends of moving to another couples home. Where he ends up deciding to stay the winter in a New Jerusalem instead of his normal routine of going south like the birds for the winter. 
  Dominique never gets involved with the goings on in the towns he stays or in the lives of the people he stays with. But this winter he will. He tries not to but try as he might he gets dragged in to the plight of his host. Then the fun really begins in the story. There is a environmental protest going on and Dominique ends of being suspected in terroristic bombings. 
 John Enright really drags you into this book. Not only does he introduce you to his characters but you really feel like you get to know these people personally. There is never a truly dull moment in this book. I usually rad more romance and paranormal books and skip right over this type of book, but I am very glad I chose to read this book. I really enjoyed it. 

 I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


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