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Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
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Nov 23, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2010, favorites
Recommended for: Lovers of historical fiction
Read from November 15 to 23, 2010 , read count: 1

John Shors wrote a beautiful debut novel with BENEATH A MARBLE SKY! It took me just a wee bit of time to lock into the story, set in the 17th century because I was so unused to the language and cadence of the writing. Once I got past that, I was hooked!

This is the fictional story of the building of the Taj Mahal; the reason for it and the characters Shors calls up (based on a great deal of research) that made it happen. Of course it is fiction, but you'll wonder. It is a true love story in so many senses. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read his next books.
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Reading Progress

11/16/2010 page 45
12.0% "This one is beginning to get interesting. I'm not really into the 17th century but this got such good reviews."
11/16/2010 page 100
27.0% "I'm hooked! The use of language is strange to me, but perhaps appropriate for the setting, but I'm hooked."
11/18/2010 page 165
45.0% "I love this book! It isn't a fast read, but soooo good."
11/21/2010 page 260
71.0% "Should be done, but illness yesterday put everything on hold. Great book!"
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message 1: by Rusty (new) - added it

Rusty Looks like a good one. I have this one on my WL. Someday...

Sally Pearce Thanks, Rusty! It was a fabulous read!

message 3: by Rusty (new) - added it

Rusty Glad to hear it. Guess I'll add it to my PBS WL, too. Thanks!

John Thanks, Sally, for your nice review. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed my novel!

My very best wishes to you. - John

message 5: by Vicar (new)

Vicar Sayeedi Thanks, Sally. I'm looking forward to reading BAMS, as well.

I recently stumbled across the book as I was publishing my new novel, "Legacy of The Peacock Throne" - a work of historical fiction about the lives of Jahanara's parents, Shah Jahan and Mumtaz - and I was really surprised. Best wishes.

Vicar... (Goodreads Author)

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