Monday, April 16, 2012

Titanic: 3 New Books and 3 Great Websites

Commemorations of the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic are everywhere.  So we thought we'd jump right on to that bandwagon and highlight some awesome books and websites for you.

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn. In the early twentieth century, five sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances, journalist W.T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor, home, Tesla's inventions will either doom or save them all.
 interweaves the stories of five sisters and their widowed mother, a famed clairvoyant, as they travel on the Titanic.

Fateful by Claudia Gray.  When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in. Werewolves on the Titanic?  Who knew?

The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor , a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unisinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.

And here are three websites to check out for more information about the Titanic than you ever knew existed. Enjoy!

Bonus Material:
This weekend marked the anniversary and on Twitter you could follow the events as they unfolded in real time. It was pretty incredible, if you missed it, you can see the whole thing on Storify here. 

1 comment:

Claire Talbot said...

I loved "Distant Waves" - the way the author wove real people into story was fascinating to me. I was so intrigued by Tesla that I read a biography about him after I finished!