Amy Harmon, American novelist is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Her books have been published in eighteen languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Utah.
Amy Harmon has written thirteen novels, including the USA Today Bestsellers, The Smallest Part, Making Faces, and Running Barefoot, and the #1 Amazon bestselling historical, From Sand and Ash. Her novel, A Different Blue, is a New York Times Bestseller. Her USA Today bestselling fantasy, The Bird and the Sword, was a Goodreads Best Book of 2016 finalist. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com.
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An overdue library notice prompted me drop everything and read Daisy Jones & the Six, first DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a blast from the past. It follows the story of a 70's rock and roll band named Daisy Jones and the Six. The book reveals the band members, agents, and other supporting characters through interviews. The writing feels authentic and had me scratching my head as to why I didn't recall this group.
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Michael Collins a Man Against an Empire
“On the night of April 7, 1919, Collins, with the assistance of one of his spies, sneaked into G Division Headquarters and spent the night examining top secret files. After viewing them, Collins concluded that the key to defeating Britain was to cripple its intelligence network. He wrote that England could replace every soldier that was killed but that, without her spies, she was helpless. He also realized that spies are less willing to replace spies that have been killed and that, even if Britain could find replacements, the new spy would not have the previous spy’s knowledge. Therefore, Collins began a sustained and systematic attack on both the RIC and G Division."
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is reading What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon for August Book Club.
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon is a magical book. The author has expertly woven timeless romance, the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916, W.B. Yeats and time travel into this page-turning novel.
Harmon’s sets the stage with a William Butler Yeats quote from The Celtic Twilight.
"Let us go forth, the teller of tales,
and seize what prey the heart long for,
and have no fear
Everything exists, everything is true,
and the earth is only a little dust under our feet."
In the Prologue dated 1976, a conversation occurs between a grandfather named Eoin and his granddaughter Anne Gallager where he explains what the wind knows, "...the wind and water know all the earth's secrets. They've seen and heard all that has ever been said or done. And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song."
Anne Gallager begins her story in June 2001 after her grandfather's death. Her story seamlessly alternates between the present and the past written by Thomas Smith, Anne's great grandfather, during the time of the Easter Uprising. Harmon brings the characters, Ireland's landscape and history to life. Anne [Harmon] keeps in mind her grandfather's words, "Don't let the history distract you from the people who lived it."
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
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