Sunday, December 23, 2012

Four overlooked literary gems of 2012

Swapna Krishna tagged four overlooked literary gems of 2012, including:
Jack 1939
Francine Mathews

Before you claim you have no desire to read yet another book about President John F. Kennedy, listen to the premise of Matthews' novel. The year is 1939 and Jack Kennedy is just 22 years old. He's about to travel across Europe on his diplomatic passport (his father is, after all, the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain) as long as his health holds up. When Jack is contacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and recruited as a spy, Jack has no idea about the depth of trouble he's about to get himself into. The book is fiction, but Matthews did her research, and it's surprisingly endearing to read about a young Jack Kennedy.
Read about the other books Krishna tagged, and visit her website.

Visit the Jack 1939 Facebook page and Francine Mathews's website.

The Page 69 Test: Jack 1939.

--Marshal Zeringue