March's Brenda Novak Book Box
March's Brenda Novak Book Box
March's Brenda Novak Book Box
March's Brenda Novak Book Box
March's Brenda Novak Book Box
March's Brenda Novak Book Box

March's Brenda Novak Book Box

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This box will contain an autographed copy of THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont (or you can switch out this book to ONE PERFECT SUMMER by Brenda Novak), a wooden wine balancer and a 5"x 7" signed print of The Lector III by artist Tyler Voorhees. This comes on fine art paper with an acid-free backing and a postcard insert with information about The Lector and The Jobs of Yesteryear. (A lector was someone hired to read to factory workers while they worked; he actually received the highest pay because of his education.) I love Tyler’s work—it’s so distinctive—and have several pieces hanging in my house. Can’t wait to add this to my collection and share it with all of you! More contents will be revealed soon! 

Here's what THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR is about: 

"A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It's a particular feeling, the urge to murder. First comes rage, larger than any you've ever imagined. It takes over your body so completely, it's like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. It conveys a strength you never knew you possessed. Your hands, harmless until now, rise up to squeeze another person's life away. There's a joy to it. In retrospect, it's frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet."

So begins The Christie Affair, told from the point of view of Miss Nan O'Dea, a fictional character but based on someone real. In 1925, she infiltrated the wealthy, rarified world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. A world of London townhomes, country houses, shooting parties, and tennis matches. Nan O'Dea became Archie's mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife. In every way, she became a part of their world--first, both Christies. Then, just Archie.

The question is, why?

And what did it have to do with the mysterious eleven days that Agatha Christie went missing?

The answer takes you back time, to Ireland, to a young girl in love, to a time before The Great War. To a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together--until war and pandemic and shameful secrets tore them apart.

What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage?
What makes someone vengeful enough to hatch a plot years in the making?
What drives someone to murder?

These questions and more are explored in Nina de Gramont's brilliant, unforgettable, lush, and powerful novel. 

 

Want a box like this delivered to your door every month? Subscribe to the Brenda Novak Book Boxes: https://brendanovakstore.com/products/book-box-subscription

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This box will contain an autographed copy of THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont (or you can switch out this book to ONE PERFECT SUMMER by Brenda Novak), a wooden wine balancer and a 5"x 7" signed print of The Lector III by artist Tyler Voorhees. This comes on fine art paper with an acid-free backing and a postcard insert with information about The Lector and The Jobs of Yesteryear. (A lector was someone hired to read to factory workers while they worked; he actually received the highest pay because of his education.) I love Tyler’s work—it’s so distinctive—and have several pieces hanging in my house. Can’t wait to add this to my collection and share it with all of you! More contents will be revealed soon! 

Here's what THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR is about: 

"A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It's a particular feeling, the urge to murder. First comes rage, larger than any you've ever imagined. It takes over your body so completely, it's like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. It conveys a strength you never knew you possessed. Your hands, harmless until now, rise up to squeeze another person's life away. There's a joy to it. In retrospect, it's frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet."

So begins The Christie Affair, told from the point of view of Miss Nan O'Dea, a fictional character but based on someone real. In 1925, she infiltrated the wealthy, rarified world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. A world of London townhomes, country houses, shooting parties, and tennis matches. Nan O'Dea became Archie's mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife. In every way, she became a part of their world--first, both Christies. Then, just Archie.

The question is, why?

And what did it have to do with the mysterious eleven days that Agatha Christie went missing?

The answer takes you back time, to Ireland, to a young girl in love, to a time before The Great War. To a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together--until war and pandemic and shameful secrets tore them apart.

What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage?
What makes someone vengeful enough to hatch a plot years in the making?
What drives someone to murder?

These questions and more are explored in Nina de Gramont's brilliant, unforgettable, lush, and powerful novel. 

 

Want a box like this delivered to your door every month? Subscribe to the Brenda Novak Book Boxes: https://brendanovakstore.com/products/book-box-subscription