Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Mailbox

Another week of me being spoiled in terms of great-looking new books. Don't these look just fantastic? This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas came from Anne at Authors on the Web.
I have enjoyed the previous books of Dallas' which I've read and this tale of children buried in an avalanche while on their way home from school and the town's handling of this terrible event sounds marvelous.

Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson came from the publisher.
A woman facing her past and the truth of her mother's crippling depression as she prepares to have her own first child, this should be a riveting read.

The Blessing of the Animals by Katrina Kittle came from the publisher.
A look at marriage and love in its many stages, this novel about a veterinarian and the animals who help her heal, this sounds like an interesting and different take on coupling and uncoupling.

The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin came from the publisher.
This one is getting raves around the internet and I'm curious to see this take on the personal level of the civil rights movement.

Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji came from the publisher.
1940's Iraq, a beautiful young girl, and a forbidden love. How delicious could this one be?

The Lovers by Vendela Vida came from the publisher.
A recently widowed woman goes to Turkey, where she and her husband honeymooned to try and heal her grief, but she is ensnared in the lives of the people around her and the place she to which she has fled. Since my husband and I also honeymooned in Turkey, this one appeals to me not only for the story but for the tug of memory it is sure to evoke in me.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Great haul Kristen. The Sandra Dallas book has gotten 5 star reviews everywhere it seems. ENJOY (them all)

  2. Looks like you got some great books. Dallas was a recent discovery for me, and I can't wait for your review of her latest book!

  3. Whiter Than Snow has gotten some great reviews. I'll keep an eye out for your review. Enjoy all your new books!

  4. Great selection! I also got Whiter than Snow and I have not read a Dallas book yet, so I am looking forward to trying out a new to me author. And I also got The Lover and am VERY excited about that one! I love Vida's writing :)

  5. Great pile of books! I especially an envious over The Queen of Palmyra - I've heard great things about it!

  6. Sweet Dates in Basra looks like it would be a phenomenal read!

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  8. We book bloggers are a spoiled lot, aren't we?!

    I hope you enjoy each of your new books. :-)

  9. It looks like a lot of people got The Lovers this week -- it looks great!

    Here is my MM list on Rose City Reader.

  10. Wow.. I'm looking forward to hear your thoughts on Sweet Dates in Basra!

  11. Great mailbox! The Lovers and Sweet Dates in Basra both look really good - enjoy the week!

  12. The Lovers was amazing. It's my favorite read of 2010 so far. I hope you like it (and the others too!)

  13. Those look like some good ones. I love Sandra Dallas and am looking forward to reading Whiter than Snow.


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