Transatlantico = Transatlantic (Paperback)
June 2013 Indie Next List
“TransAtlantic is a thoughtful and thought-provoking novel spanning the better part of two centuries. Weaving bits of history -- such as Brown and Alcock's first transatlantic flight, Frederick Douglass' visit to Ireland while still a runaway slave, and diplomat George Mitchell brokering the peace in Ireland in 1998 -- with fictional players, McCann show us how the magic of the everyday is related to the momentous. Events circle around and family stories overlap as mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons pass their personal history from one generation to the next. This is a novel to be savored.”
— Liza Bernard, Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT
1919. Dos jovenes pilotos asombran al mundo al realizar el primer vuelo transatlantico sin escalas, desde Terranova, en Canada, hasta Irlanda. En el avion viaja una carta firmada por la reportera Emily Ehrlich, una carta que tardara casi un siglo en ser abierta y cuyas palabras encierran el destino de cuatro generaciones de mujeres. La mejor novela de Colum McCann, O Magazine; Epica por su ambicion, audaz en la construccion, una novela magistral profundamente conmovedora... Una experiencia de lectura que debe saborearse hasta la ultima pagina, Kirkus Reviews; Una celebracion de la inagotable capacidad humana de transformar el dolor en algo positivo, The Financial Times.
It’s always hard to wait for the next Charles Lenox mystery to come out, and they keep getting better all the time. In this one, a man’s body is found one night in 1855 on the last train into Paddington Station, but he has no identification, luggage, or possessions and the labels are cut out of his clothes. Where does detective Lenox start? At the same time, Lenox is hoping that his relationship with Kitty Ashbrook will deepen. Finch’s characters are so engaging and show all the foibles of human nature, and his Victorian London setting is as delightful as ever—you can practically taste the tea and toast and feel the creeping mists. - reviewed by Nikki