Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sue Recommends Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
If you haven't placed your request for Jeffrey Archer's new multi-generational family saga--the Clifton Chronicles, Only Time Will Tell, do it today. The series, which is semi-autobiographical, will include 5 books with one released each year. The first book begins the story of Harry Clifton's family with Harry as a young boy in Bristol, England with his widowed mother, Maisie, making great sacrifices to pull him out of poverty conditions and send him to Oxford. In this book ,which spans 2 decades from the end of The Great War to World War II, Archer takes the reader from England to the United States with lots of secrets waiting to be revealed, mysteries to be solved, and relationships between characters that Archer masterfully develops and brings to life so the reader is right there in the story. This is not to be missed.
If you have the opportunity to listen to the audio, Roger Allam works magic with the words as he did with Archer's Prisoner of Birth. You will not be able to get out of the car when you reach your destination if you are listening while driving.
Other multi-generational sagas you might enjoy are Howard Fast's The Immigrants and John Jakes' American Bicentennial Series.
The library has a new Booklist Brochure recommending other multi-generational sagas. Stop by the Reference Desk and pick one up.