Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Mailbox

Another week that has made me feel so grateful for all the wonderful books being published these days, I am more than spoiled with the goodies in my mailbox. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See came from Random House. I really enjoyed Shanghai Girls so I can't wait to read this sequel.

The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache came from William Morrow.
Female friendship tested when one friend becomes critically ill, sometimes a good weeper is just what I need in my reading life and this promises to be just that.

The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji came from William Morrow.
Having enjoyed The Writing on My Forehead, I am looking forward to this new novel that takes on faith and hate and prejudice.

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French came from Doubleday.
Having read Mermaids on the Moon by Stuckey-French, I am curious to see what she does with what sounds like another quirky but affecting tale.

The Baby Planner by Josie Brown came from Gallery Books for a blog tour.
I'm looking forward to this one about a woman who works with some over the top parents even while her own husband is unwilling to have children despite her desire for a baby.

Strange Relation by Rachel Hadas came from Paul Dry Books.
Subtitled A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry, I have a sense that this will be an elegant read about early onset dementia and the toll is took on the author's marriage and life.

West of Here by Jonathon Evison came from Algonquin.
A sprawling saga tying in 100 years around a dam from the original settlers who built it to their descendants who want to tear it down 100 years later, this novel has gotten raves and I can't wait to be a part of the conversation about it.

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones came from Algonquin.
A tale revolving around the half sisters whose father was a bigamist, this sounds like a powder keg of a novel, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Down From Cascom Mountain by Ann Joslin Williams came from Bloomsbury.
A newly married woman whose husband falls to his death on the mountain on which she grew up must face her loss with the help of new friends. Grief and loss and renewal and hope should all combine for a fantastic read.

Made For You and Me by Caitlin Shetterly came from Voice.
A memoir about a cross country odyssey times two, this one appeals to the frustrated wanderer in me.

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy came from Voice.
A WWII novel set on the island of Guernsey, this story of a woman who falls in love with a German living next door while her own husband is off fighting the war sounds fabulous.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Passages to the Past as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. WoW..that is a lot of great looking books - enjoy

  2. Wow! I'm eagerly awaiting a few of those myself. Enjoy (and good luck finding time to read them all!)

  3. Wow - you had quite a mailbox last week! I too received Dreams of Joy. :) Can't wait to read it.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  4. I think they all look good - I'll watch for your reviews. Enjoy!

  5. I like the sound of Sweetness of Tears.

    Stopping by from the linky on Passages To The Past.


  6. These all look very good and many of them will be going on my very long wish list.

  7. Great Mailbox! I got The Baby Planner this week too!

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