I have been doing this weekly event for almost a year now, and I think it's high time I let everyone else "officially" join in on the fun! So if you have ever wanted to participate before, feel free to do so now, just enter your Friday Finds at the Bookstore link in the linky at the bottom of this post.
Every Friday I will be posting my latest book discovery that I found while browsing the bookstore or, in some cases, the library. It needn't be a book you purchased, but merely a newly found novel that caught your attention. If you would like to participate in this weekly event, just link back to this blog.
I am very excited about this weeks find. One of my reading goals for 2011 is to read more non-fiction, and this seems like the perfect place to start!
Josephine: A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson
Publish Date: August 2000
Format: Paperback 400pp
Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Josephine's life was far darker, for her celebrated allure was fading, her wealth was compromised by massive debt, and her marriage was corroded by infidelity and abuse.
Josephine's life story was as turbulent as the age—an era of revolution and social upheaval, of the guillotine, and of frenzied hedonism. With telling psychological depth and compelling literary grace, Carolly Erickson brings the complex, charming, ever-resilient Josephine to life in this memorable portrait, one that carries the reader along every twist and turn of the empress's often thorny path, from the sensual richness of her childhood in the tropics to her final lonely days at Malmaison."
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