[bksvol-discuss] Re: Deborah - New York (was Re: Currently scanning)

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:21:25 -0500

Hi Judy,

I'll let you know when it's ready, and take your time proofing it.

Sarum was the first Rutherfurd book I read and I also really enjoyed it.
I've been a fan ever since!

Deborah 

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Deborah, if no one else volunteers for it, I'd like to proof it. 
It's over 1000 pages, and when I proofread I read the entire book, so it
will take me at least two weeks after it's ready for proofing to read it
through, if that's OK.

I'm reading his "Sarum" novel right now, and really like it.

Judy s.

Deborah Murray wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I am currently scanning the new one by Edward Rutherfurd, "New York: The
Novel." As is usual for his books, this one has approximately a squillion
pages, so it may be a couple weeks before it is submitted! If anyone is
interested in proofing it just let me know.
> 
>>From the book jacket:
> Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, 
> engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine
impeccable historical research and Storytelling flair. Rutherfurd tells this
tale as no other author could- from the empty grandeur of the New World to
the skyscrapers of the City That Never Sleeps, from the intimate detail of
lives long forgotten to those lived today at breakneck speed-four centuries
brought to brilliant life in a rich and vibrant fictional tapestry.
> 
> The novel begins with a tiny Indian fishing village on the forested island
of Manna hata, as Dutch traders arrive from across the ocean, seeking to
carve out their fortunes amid the splendor of the wilderness. In a global
war for imperial dominance, British settlers and merchants arrived as
conquerors, bringing aristocratic governors and then unpopular taxation,
which led to rebellion, war, and the birth of the United States. From the
very beginning New York has been central to the great events of American
history.
> 
> Rutherfurd tells this irresistible Story through the interwoven tales 
> of families rich and poor, black and white, native-born and immigrant-a
cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall, fall and
rise with the city's fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see the
Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and
financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the
Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York
in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attacks on the
World Trade Center.
> Greed and corruption have always been the companions of hopes and dreams
in New York's teeming streets. Deals were struck, politicians corrupted, men
bought or assassinated, heiresses wooed. Fortunes were amassed on Wall
Street and men became rich beyond the dreams of avarice. The heady seesaw of
wealth and poverty was seen in the Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash, the
city's future symbolised by its buildings that literally soared toward the
sky: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Twin Towers.
> 
> Deborah
> 
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