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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Silver Lotus


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Silver Lotus by Thomas Steinbeck

Synopsis from the publisher:
Expanding his trading empire, Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond faces pirates, storms, and illness as he crosses the Pacific seeking new markets in the Orient and falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family.

American merchant Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond is at the forefront of the New World. His trading empire faces pirates, violent storms, and illness as it forges new paths across the Pacific Ocean, opening new markets in Hawaii, Mexico, and China. It is there he meets the beautiful Lady Yee, the Silver Lotus, prized daughter of a wealthy Cantonese merchant family. A great love is born, and their adventures will shape their lives—their love will transcend borders, oceans, cultures, and their marriage will eventually serve as a foundation for the growth and development of the Northern California coast.

Steeped in the rich culture of the Orient and set against the burgeoning trading routes of the Pacific Rim, The Silver Lotus presents Steinbeck’s most moving and textured narrative to date. Readers of both Lisa See and Patrick O’Brien will be drawn to this rich historical tapestry that examines how industry, adventure, and love served as the building blocks of the thriving California waterfront.

Publishing by Counterpoint on 11/15/11.

2 comments:

We Fancy Books said...

First time seeing this and i'm really intrigued by the synopsis and the title! Plus totally love the cover ;)

Awesome pick!
Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

Giselle said...

This sounds neat! I've never heard of it before!

Giselle
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