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April 20, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting On Wednesday ~ The Map of Time

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I am very excited about this one. Victorian time travel, H.G. Wells, Jack the Ripper; any one of them would have piqued my interest.

Map Of TimeThe Map of Time
by Félix J. Palma
To be Published: June 2011 by Altria
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor

From Publisher’s Weekly:
Spanish author Palma makes his U.S. debut with the brilliant first in a trilogy, an intriguing thriller that explores the ramifications of time travel in three intersecting narratives. In the opening chapter, set in 1896 England, aristocratic Andrew Harrington plans to take his own life, despondent over the death years earlier of his lover, the last victim of Jack the Ripper. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Claire Haggerty plots to escape her restrictive role as a woman in Victorian society by journeying to the year 2000. A new commercial concern, Murray’s Time Travel, offers such a trip for a hefty fee. Finally, Scotland Yarder Colin Garrett believes that the fatal wound on a murder victim could only have been caused by a weapon from the future. Linking all three stories is H.G. Wells, the author of The Time Machine. Palma brings Wells and other historical figures like Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, plausibly to life. Susannah Clarke fans will be delighted.


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  1. June / Apr 20 2011 1:07 am

    Well, there’s a lot happening here! A unique and fresh pick. Thanks.


  2. Anne / Apr 20 2011 5:24 am

    I have this one on my TBR list, I think it looks really good.


  3. laurelrainsnow / Apr 20 2011 7:09 am

    Oh, a new trilogy, and with such a unique and exciting twist. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s MY WOW POST


  4. Lindsay / Apr 20 2011 9:28 am

    I love time travel books! Cover looks awesome.
    I’m your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)
    Here’s my WoW post


  5. Rebecca Rasmussen / Apr 20 2011 9:33 am

    This looks great!


  6. BermudaOnion / Apr 20 2011 10:32 am

    This one should appeal to a lot of people!


  7. Sally / Apr 20 2011 11:04 am

    Sounds a little crazy. I’ll have to put it on my wishlist.


  8. mary Ann Langan / Apr 20 2011 1:27 pm

    This book looks really good, must read.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.


  9. Suko / Apr 20 2011 5:42 pm

    This book looks and sounds really good. I hope you do enjoy reading it, Leslie. 🙂


  10. Melissa / Apr 21 2011 7:05 pm

    I’m pretty much obsessed with anything that has to do with Jack the Ripper so this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa’s WoW


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