Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (3) : Contagion by Johanne Dahme

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which encourages book bloggers to post about books that they are eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is:

Contagion by Johanne Dahme

Goodreads summary:

In her fourth novel Joanne Dahme creates another page-turning tale in which a young woman named Rose strives to rid Philadelphia’s water of the deadly typhoid bacteria. Set in the late 19th century, Rose Dugan is a young wife who is actively involved in her community. But when her best friend is killed while working at Philadelphia’s Water Works' gardens, the mystery around her death pulls Rose in. Will she save the city from a deadly typhoid outbreak that is threatening the city’s water system? Will Rose unravel the mystery behind her best friend’s murder—a fate that was actually meant for her?

I haven't read many historical fiction books set in America before so I'm looking forward to learning more about the historical events and life there and the added mystery murder plot theme sounds brilliant.

I think that the cover is quite eye catching because of the hazy background mixed with the bright and shining face of the girl that makes it more striking. The red writing also fits in with the feel of the cover and the authors name in a simpler font fits in unobtrusively.

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Stephanie <3


  1. I love historical novels and this sounds fascinating. I love the setting too. Great pick.

  2. I think this book sounds good, too. The subject matter might be a bit depressing, though.

    My WoW is here Manga Maniac Cafe

  3. Lovely cover. The one-word title is catchy. Thanks for the tip

  4. Yeah what a great cover. I heop yuo get to read it when it's released :) Hope you enjoy your day

    Here's my WOW

  5. Oh, I like the look and sound of this one...

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  6. I've never heard of this author! Hope you get a copy soon. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. Haven't heard of this one before but sounds like an interesting historical setting!

  8. This sounds like an interesting book. I haven't read any of Johanne Dahme's books yet.

    Violet @ The Eager Readers

  9. This is such a great pick! I haven't heard of this one before...great choice :)

    I'm a new follower!

  10. Wow this sounds very interesting.. I know my dh works at our local water treatment plant so this would be neat to read. Have a great week.
    Joy at Books and Life

  11. Thank you for all your comments, they make me smile every time and I read every single one.
    I hope some of you read this book when it comes out!
    Melissa, thanks so much for following!
    I've checked out all your WOW posts too and tried to leave a comment :)

  12. Great pick! I want to read this book as well since I enjoyed the author's previous historical novel, The Plague. Have you read that book yet?


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