I’ve been waiting for this for so long. For a new book by one of my favorite authors to be released into the world. After eight years, I am here to give you some news!
Over a number of years I had been eagerly checking Goodreads to see if Julie Orringer, the author of THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, had a new book out. This is one of my favorite works of historical fiction for adults. But every time I would check: NOTHING.
For a long while I wasn’t checking author’s website or looking on Goodreads. Though deep down, there was a big part of me ever hoping for a new book from Julie Orringer. I loved THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE so fiercely, and couldn’t stop thinking about that book after I finished it. My best friend read it too. I recall we chatted about it so much at the time and then years afterward we would talk about it!
If you haven’t read THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, then I urge you to consider diving into this sweeping historical novel set during WWII. Taking place in France and Hungary, it is a family story, a love story, and a story of the Holocaust, with particular attention to Hungary. It’s amazing and I can’t recommend it enough!
“For years now, he understood at last, he’d had to cultivate the habit of blind hope. It had become as natural to him as breathing.”
-The Invisible Bridge
Fast forward to a few days ago, EIGHT YEARS after I read The Invisible Bridge. What do I discover? THAT JULIE ORRINGER HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT MAY 7TH!! And it’s called THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO!
This is another WWII book, with a focus on the central character’s involvement in rescuing Jews from the Holocaust, and that’s my current favorite category of books so you can imagine I’m fairly excited. Historical Fiction all the way, friends!!
I immediately went online and Pre-Ordered the book. WHO WOULDN’T?!? Then I looked up its entry on Goodreads, but am not doing a lot of extra searching as I don’t want anything in the story spoiled.
When this book comes out on May 7th, you can bet I will be retreating with the tome in hand and a bracing cup of tea. And I won’t be available to tweet.
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO??
“Brilliantly conceived, impeccably crafted, and showcasing Julie Orringer’s extraordinary gifts, this is destined to become a classic…”