Wishlist Wednesday: The Spirit of Nora, Lyle Scott Lee

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

The Spirit of Nora Lyle Scott Lee
Leaving her home on the farm with her childhood friend Ella for nursing training in New York, Nora enters a changing world. After befriending two doctors on the train east, Nora and Ella spend many evenings with Tristan and Soren. But a terrible tragedy pulls Ella from Nora, who eventually travels farther east, searching for redemption for failing her friend.

Nora becomes wrapped up in the permissive lifestyle of French artists, embracing relationships with the lively Cassandra and talented Auguste. While in France, she is confronted with physical temptations and spiritual uncertainty until she learns of the communal setting established on the estate of the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. The Spirit of Nora needs further nourishment for her wavering faith, and she continues yet farther east to Yasnaya Polyana to work with Tolstoy's translator. Through the following years Nora learns of hardship, love, war, and the difficulties in finding balance between right and wrong. Ultimately, she must come face to face with the legacy of her lost friend.

This is one of those books I put on my shelf more than a year ago and I keep coming back to it. If it is recommended on Kobo I come back here to add it to my shelf. If I see it on a blog I come back here. Obviously only to find out it has been there for a long time already. Walking trough my shelf on Goodreads seeing this book I decided it deserved a bit more attention so here it is.
What pulls me most in this book is the combination of cultures that I suppose will be touched in this book. From a farm to New York, France and Russia I am very curious.
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03 April, 2013 delete

I've never heard of this book before! But since you already have it, hopefully you get to it soon :)

Janina
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03 April, 2013 delete

This sounds great! I hope you read it soon -- I'll be interested to hear how you like it!

Lisa
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03 April, 2013 delete

Never heard of this book. Hope you get to it soon! and a little FYI. I host a meme called 2B Tuesday every Tuesday (obviously) which talks about books we already own but haven't gotten to read yet. Here's a link to yesterday's if you want to check it out. 2B Tuesday!

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03 April, 2013 delete

Nice pick yet again, seems like a really good one. Hope you get it soon!

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04 April, 2013 delete

This sounds like a good work. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog
My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/wishlist-wednesday-41.html

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