I’ve got a great book to spotlight for you all today that I really can’t wait to read myself. It’s called The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer and it releases today! This is the perfect book for me as it is for lovers of historical fiction and also tells of mid-nineteenth century Egypt. I love almost anything to do with Egypt so I can most definitely see getting lost amid the pages of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile. I’m going to give you some information on the book as well as offer up a copy for giveaway to my US readers. Enjoy…
About The Twelve Rooms of the Nile (from Simon & Schuster)
Before she became the nineteenth century’s heroine, before he had written a word of Madame Bovary, Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled up the Nile at the same time. They never met, but in The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, these two wanderers ignite a friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.
On the surface, Nightingale and Flaubert couldn’t be more different. She is a woman with radical ideas about society and God, naive in the ways of men. He is a notorious womanizer, involved with innumerable prostitutes. But both are at painful crossroads in their lives and burn with unfulfilled ambition. In Enid Shomer’s deft hands, the two unlikely soul mates come together to share their darkest torments and most fervent hopes. Brimming with adventure and the sparkling sensibilities of the two travelers, this mesmerizing debut offers a luminous combination of gorgeous prose and wild imagination, all of it colored by the opulent tapestry of mid-nineteenth century Egypt.
About Enid Shomer (from Simon & Schuster)
Enid Shomer won the Iowa Fiction Prize for her first collection of stories and the Florida Gold Medal for her second. She is also the author of four books of poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and many other publications. She lives in Tampa, Florida.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US only)
I have one copy of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer to share with my US readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, September 8/12. Good luck!